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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 Wheathampstead

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wheathampstead

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wheathampstead) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wheathampstead

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Wheathampstead and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Wheathampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Wheathampstead property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Wheathampstead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I should check out if purchasing a period property in Wheathampstead inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Wheathampstead need to have relevant knowledge of local considerations and any connection they have with the home and its value. Property Prices is, more often than not, greater because of them retaining their original character.

Property surveyors can be expected to note if the home looks like it may be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Wheathampstead Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted by your conveyancer. Out of keeping developments to the property should be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create issues? Will my Building Survey look into this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties, with moisture changes in the soil and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wheathampstead house's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Wheathampstead surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I intend to purchase, the agent said that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Wheathampstead Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a poor state of repair. A professional surveyor will also issues like ascertaining the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey in Wheathampstead.

The IEE suggest an electrical check need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Wheathampstead and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Wheathampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Wheathampstead property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Wheathampstead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I should check out if purchasing a period property in Wheathampstead inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Wheathampstead need to have relevant knowledge of local considerations and any connection they have with the home and its value. Property Prices is, more often than not, greater because of them retaining their original character.

Property surveyors can be expected to note if the home looks like it may be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Wheathampstead Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted by your conveyancer. Out of keeping developments to the property should be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create issues? Will my Building Survey look into this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties, with moisture changes in the soil and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wheathampstead house's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Wheathampstead surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I intend to purchase, the agent said that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Wheathampstead Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a poor state of repair. A professional surveyor will also issues like ascertaining the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey in Wheathampstead.

The IEE suggest an electrical check need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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