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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stanstead Abbotts

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stanstead Abbotts

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Stanstead Abbotts) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. thatched or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stanstead Abbotts

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Stanstead Abbotts and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stanstead Abbotts property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stanstead Abbotts property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Stanstead Abbotts Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check gutters? Will the house surveyor in Stanstead Abbotts report on this? Also, if there are problems, will they be costly to fix?

Both in Stanstead Abbotts, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact wet conditions can have on Stanstead Abbotts homes is often overlooked by property buyers. For example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls could mean that the drainage systems are damaged. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to repair, if identified early. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a residential property with Bath stone walls. What defects must we watch out for?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Stanstead Abbotts houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Stanstead Abbotts go into it?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including stove insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in acoustic tiles.

All forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to move it and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos during the Stanstead Abbotts survey and should recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Stanstead Abbotts and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stanstead Abbotts property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stanstead Abbotts property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Stanstead Abbotts Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check gutters? Will the house surveyor in Stanstead Abbotts report on this? Also, if there are problems, will they be costly to fix?

Both in Stanstead Abbotts, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact wet conditions can have on Stanstead Abbotts homes is often overlooked by property buyers. For example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls could mean that the drainage systems are damaged. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to repair, if identified early. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Stone block wall damage

We are buying a residential property with Bath stone walls. What defects must we watch out for?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Stanstead Abbotts houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Stanstead Abbotts go into it?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including stove insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in acoustic tiles.

All forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to move it and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos during the Stanstead Abbotts survey and should recommend professional testing.

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