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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.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Welwyn Garden City that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is a form of render. Commonly stucco is applied to red brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is common on some Georgian buildings. It is very similar to plaster in its nature. Sometimes it can contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Welwyn Garden City surveyors can discover defects which might include trapped water culminating in problems with damp needing repair. Other potential

problems might be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this property in Welwyn Garden City might need repairs. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-walled Welwyn Garden City homes can be affected by both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from badly applied render to erosion. For instance, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and should be taken very seriously. Quinn Brickwork Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 51 Water End Rd, Maulden, Bedford, MK45 2BD or 01525 861511.

Buyers in Welwyn Garden City should consider that a selection of different courses and brick making techniques feature in construction throughout Welwyn Garden City. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Welwyn Garden City. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing a house built in around 1780? Will the age of the property be a problem?

Some buyers would be interested in owning a home with character. A building's age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Welwyn Garden City homes built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property.

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.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Welwyn Garden City that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is a form of render. Commonly stucco is applied to red brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is common on some Georgian buildings. It is very similar to plaster in its nature. Sometimes it can contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Welwyn Garden City surveyors can discover defects which might include trapped water culminating in problems with damp needing repair. Other potential



problems might be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this property in Welwyn Garden City might need repairs. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-walled Welwyn Garden City homes can be affected by both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from badly applied render to erosion. For instance, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and should be taken very seriously. Quinn Brickwork Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 51 Water End Rd, Maulden, Bedford, MK45 2BD or 01525 861511.

Buyers in Welwyn Garden City should consider that a selection of different courses and brick making techniques feature in construction throughout Welwyn Garden City. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Welwyn Garden City. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing a house built in around 1780? Will the age of the property be a problem?

Some buyers would be interested in owning a home with character. A building's age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Welwyn Garden City homes built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property.

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