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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Witham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Witham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Witham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Witham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Witham and which is cheaper?

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

If the Witham property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the Witham property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Witham property's condition as well as including information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Witham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we are planning to acquire we saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Witham survey advise electrical defects?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Witham a qualified surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A professional surveyor is required to potential areas for concern such as reporting on the state of the visible wiring or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. A check for the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property will form part of the survey in Witham .

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of bugs in the basement - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

House Prices

There is a detached house in CM3 priced at £225, 555. What will the local surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Witham on a property valuation report ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect the price of property such as whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or whether the garden is overlooked. It is useful to benchmark prices house prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded between July and October in 2012 was £207, 955, which is £17, 600 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £189, 376. Holly House, Maldon Road, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Braintree, Essex, CM3 2HJ a detached home sold for £64, 500 .

The only way to get an accurate property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Witham and which is cheaper?

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

If the Witham property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the Witham property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Witham property's condition as well as including information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Witham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we are planning to acquire we saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Witham survey advise electrical defects?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Witham a qualified surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A professional surveyor is required to potential areas for concern such as reporting on the state of the visible wiring or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. A check for the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property will form part of the survey in Witham .



The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of bugs in the basement - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

House Prices

There is a detached house in CM3 priced at £225, 555. What will the local surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Witham on a property valuation report ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect the price of property such as whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or whether the garden is overlooked. It is useful to benchmark prices house prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded between July and October in 2012 was £207, 955, which is £17, 600 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £189, 376. Holly House, Maldon Road, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Braintree, Essex, CM3 2HJ a detached home sold for £64, 500 .

The only way to get an accurate property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard.

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