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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Welwyn Garden City

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Welwyn Garden City

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Welwyn Garden City) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Welwyn Garden City

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Welwyn Garden City and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Welwyn Garden City property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Welwyn Garden City property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Welwyn Garden City Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may rain have on a building in Welwyn Garden City? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which wet conditions has on property in Welwyn Garden City is not given more thought. If you have only been to the house you are buying in the Summer, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include mildew in the attic. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If disregarded, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a building close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Health problems for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider any structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Welwyn Hatfield Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken not to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Professional removal of it may be dear and must always be conducted by experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos and should offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Welwyn Garden City and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Welwyn Garden City property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Welwyn Garden City property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Welwyn Garden City Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may rain have on a building in Welwyn Garden City? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which wet conditions has on property in Welwyn Garden City is not given more thought. If you have only been to the house you are buying in the Summer, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include mildew in the attic. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If disregarded, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a building close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Health problems for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider any structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Welwyn Hatfield Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken not to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Professional removal of it may be dear and must always be conducted by experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos and should offer advice.

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