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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Silsoe

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Silsoe

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Silsoe) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Silsoe

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Silsoe and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Silsoe property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Silsoe property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Silsoe Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there may be asbestos roof gutters present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos, is there a danger, can it be easily dealt with and Should we pull out?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms including white are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages for having a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a modified semi detached cottage?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a newer format which is classified as the Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. When buying a modified Silsoe house e.g. a neglected house - this is the best survey. It provides comprehensive and frequently critical details in relation to the buildings condition along with any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Permanent outbuildings will typically be checked out during the survey.

Damaged Render

What will your RICS Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in Silsoe.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually just smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. It is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Silsoe Home Buyers Suveys sometimes reveal defects such as when settlement of the wall results in cracks

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting significant loads above such as cracking under the eaves. Re-applying problems may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Silsoe and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Silsoe property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Silsoe property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Silsoe Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there may be asbestos roof gutters present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos, is there a danger, can it be easily dealt with and Should we pull out?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms including white are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.



Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages for having a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a modified semi detached cottage?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a newer format which is classified as the Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. When buying a modified Silsoe house e.g. a neglected house - this is the best survey. It provides comprehensive and frequently critical details in relation to the buildings condition along with any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Permanent outbuildings will typically be checked out during the survey.

Damaged Render

What will your RICS Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in Silsoe.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually just smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. It is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Silsoe Home Buyers Suveys sometimes reveal defects such as when settlement of the wall results in cracks

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting significant loads above such as cracking under the eaves. Re-applying problems may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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