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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Woodham Ferrers

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Woodham Ferrers

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in South Woodham Ferrers) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Woodham Ferrers

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in South Woodham Ferrers and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the South Woodham Ferrers property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the South Woodham Ferrers property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a South Woodham Ferrers Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we need to look into if purchasing a converted house in South Woodham Ferrers near a conservation area?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have local knowledge of relevant local area factors and the relation may have with the building. The price of property is, more often than not, significantly higher as a result of the areas being unspoilt. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors will advise if the home is possibly so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a South Woodham Ferrers Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are carried out by your legal adviser. Out of keeping changes to the property may be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal representative. Wells Legal Solicitors are based in 3 Spa Road, Rochford, Essex, SS5 4AZ and may be able to advise. Tel: 01702 203646

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a South Woodham Ferrers surveyor investigate any flood damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the home survey may advise on urgent repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the building surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The building surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the South Woodham Ferrers surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around South Woodham Ferrers in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. From the purlins to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like badly installed felting.

The maintenance of a roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in South Woodham Ferrers and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the South Woodham Ferrers property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the South Woodham Ferrers property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a South Woodham Ferrers Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we need to look into if purchasing a converted house in South Woodham Ferrers near a conservation area?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have local knowledge of relevant local area factors and the relation may have with the building. The price of property is, more often than not, significantly higher as a result of the areas being unspoilt. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors will advise if the home is possibly so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of a South Woodham Ferrers Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are carried out by your legal adviser. Out of keeping changes to the property may be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal representative. Wells Legal Solicitors are based in 3 Spa Road, Rochford, Essex, SS5 4AZ and may be able to advise. Tel: 01702 203646

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a South Woodham Ferrers surveyor investigate any flood damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the home survey may advise on urgent repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the building surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The building surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the South Woodham Ferrers surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around South Woodham Ferrers in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. From the purlins to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like badly installed felting.

The maintenance of a roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

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