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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 Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stotfold

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stotfold

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Stotfold) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard , for example granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stotfold

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stotfold and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Stotfold property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Stotfold property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Stotfold Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence could be a concern affecting the apartment. What subsidence issues will the property survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be corrected. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem

worse, so professional advice should be sought. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment property in SG5 with an asking price of £304, 281. What will a Stotfold surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Stotfold on a Home Survey ?

There are many factors that can affect the price of property such as the quality of nearby schools or issues with drainage. It can help to set against prices registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £279, 781, which is £24, 500 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £271, 488. 2, Bryony Road, Stotfold, Hitchin, Central Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, SG5 4LS a detached property sold for £290, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Stotfold which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just dense render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly attractive and is common on some Regency houses. it can be prone to defect and Stotfold Building Surveys can report defects for instance when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other issues could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stotfold and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Stotfold property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Stotfold property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Stotfold Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence could be a concern affecting the apartment. What subsidence issues will the property survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be corrected. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem



worse, so professional advice should be sought. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment property in SG5 with an asking price of £304, 281. What will a Stotfold surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Stotfold on a Home Survey ?

There are many factors that can affect the price of property such as the quality of nearby schools or issues with drainage. It can help to set against prices registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £279, 781, which is £24, 500 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £271, 488. 2, Bryony Road, Stotfold, Hitchin, Central Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, SG5 4LS a detached property sold for £290, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Stotfold which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just dense render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly attractive and is common on some Regency houses. it can be prone to defect and Stotfold Building Surveys can report defects for instance when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other issues could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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