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Valuation
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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stevenage

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stevenage

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stevenage) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stevenage

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Stevenage and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stevenage property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Stevenage property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Stevenage House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will your Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered regency home in Stevenage which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. It is very appealing and is common on some Regency buildings for example. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very like plaster and mortar. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Stevenage commonly report issues for instance trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

For a local stucco advice contact Lingwood Plastering Limited, 10, Cameron Close, Stevenage, SG2 0HG Tel. 01438 726746 or 07889 988255

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Stevenage home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To fully consider an accurate value estimate the surveyor will combine local Stevenage market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions, for example the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or services, are made in addition to Stevenage environmental concerns like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

English Heritage

We are planning to purchase a home near Earthworks In Boxwood , will this affect the property's value?

Earthworks In Boxwood is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other nearby monuments of interest are The Six Hills Roman Barrows, Walkern Bury Ringwork and Whomerley Wood Moated Site.. A RICS surveyor will consider all regional factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Stevenage. Visit the English Heritage website for more details on Earthworks In Boxwood.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Stevenage and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stevenage property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Stevenage property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Stevenage House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will your Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered regency home in Stevenage which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. It is very appealing and is common on some Regency buildings for example. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very like plaster and mortar. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Stevenage commonly report issues for instance trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.



For a local stucco advice contact Lingwood Plastering Limited, 10, Cameron Close, Stevenage, SG2 0HG Tel. 01438 726746 or 07889 988255

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Stevenage home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To fully consider an accurate value estimate the surveyor will combine local Stevenage market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions, for example the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or services, are made in addition to Stevenage environmental concerns like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

English Heritage

We are planning to purchase a home near Earthworks In Boxwood , will this affect the property's value?

Earthworks In Boxwood is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other nearby monuments of interest are The Six Hills Roman Barrows, Walkern Bury Ringwork and Whomerley Wood Moated Site.. A RICS surveyor will consider all regional factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Stevenage. Visit the English Heritage website for more details on Earthworks In Boxwood.

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