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Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Walton on the Naze

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walton on the Naze

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Walton on the Naze) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walton on the Naze

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    Woodberry Way, Walton - the Naze, Essex, CO14- the Naze, Essex, CO14

Home Buyers Survey Walton on the Naze

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Walton on the Naze and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Walton on the Naze property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Walton on the Naze property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Walton on the Naze property's general condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Walton on the Naze Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and will the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging insulation. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately potentially fatal and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay. On no account attempt to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors will not verify

the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your Walton on the Naze surveyor should note the risk of asbestos during the Walton on the Naze survey and should offer advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a property - Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Scare stories about building pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as rats as minor annoyances. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. The chartered surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

The qualified surveyor will visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the building, as well as gas related gas fittings in the home such as balanced flues. Your Walton on the Naze qualified surveyor will not remove the fittings nor will they do any tests of any kind on the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Walton on the Naze include Donald James Scott of 15 Stablefield Road, Walton On The Naze, Essex Tel. 01255679644 and Mark Rowland Plumbing Heating of 32 Hall Lane, Walton On The Naze, Essex Tel. 01255679327.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Walton on the Naze and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Walton on the Naze property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Walton on the Naze property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Walton on the Naze property's general condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Walton on the Naze Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and will the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging insulation. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately potentially fatal and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay. On no account attempt to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors will not verify



the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your Walton on the Naze surveyor should note the risk of asbestos during the Walton on the Naze survey and should offer advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a property - Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Scare stories about building pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as rats as minor annoyances. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. The chartered surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

The qualified surveyor will visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the building, as well as gas related gas fittings in the home such as balanced flues. Your Walton on the Naze qualified surveyor will not remove the fittings nor will they do any tests of any kind on the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Walton on the Naze include Donald James Scott of 15 Stablefield Road, Walton On The Naze, Essex Tel. 01255679644 and Mark Rowland Plumbing Heating of 32 Hall Lane, Walton On The Naze, Essex Tel. 01255679327.

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