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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 Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tiptree

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tiptree

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tiptree) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tiptree

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Tiptree and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tiptree property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Tiptree property's state of repair along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Tiptree House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor check the safety of the gas flues?

The surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas heaters where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures such as chimney linings. Any fittings won't however be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Tiptree include Tecgas Heating & Plumbing Services of 26 Taylors Road, Rowhedge, Colchester, Essex Tel. 07840 881168 and John Allen and Son Plumbing & Heating of 48 Oak Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex Tel. 01621813055.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be indications of an asbestos Fuse box concealed in the flat. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Tiptree go into it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials such as pipe lagging insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging. Technically all forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken on no account to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately. Never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Tiptree survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Tiptree, does the building survey investigate signs of flood damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding in Tiptree can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before water damage starts. The Building Survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.An awareness of characteristics of the Tiptree area likely to affect the home also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Tiptree and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tiptree property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Tiptree property's state of repair along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Tiptree House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor check the safety of the gas flues?

The surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas heaters where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures such as chimney linings. Any fittings won't however be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Tiptree include Tecgas Heating & Plumbing Services of 26 Taylors Road, Rowhedge, Colchester, Essex Tel. 07840 881168 and John Allen and Son Plumbing & Heating of 48 Oak Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex Tel. 01621813055.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .



Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be indications of an asbestos Fuse box concealed in the flat. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Tiptree go into it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials such as pipe lagging insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging. Technically all forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken on no account to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately. Never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Tiptree survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Tiptree, does the building survey investigate signs of flood damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding in Tiptree can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before water damage starts. The Building Survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.An awareness of characteristics of the Tiptree area likely to affect the home also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

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