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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodford Wells

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodford Wells

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Woodford Wells) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodford Wells

    This is an impartial 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 choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Woodford Wells and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Woodford Wells property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Woodford Wells property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Woodford Wells Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove it and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Woodford Wells Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I would be advised to check out if purchasing a house in Woodford Wells inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Woodford Wells are required by RICS to have knowledge of local issues and the bearing may have on the home. Property values will be inflated as a result of them retaining original features. However many are falling into a state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will advise you whether the property is possibly is designated and Section I of your Woodford Wells Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unauthorised changes to the building may be commented on, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. To ascertain the valuation the valuer will take into account in depth understanding of the Woodford Wells market and other things about the property e.g. style of architecture. The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any serious legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g share of freehold). Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Additional local Woodford Wells area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Woodford Wells environmental concerns like mining activity, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Woodford Wells and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Woodford Wells property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Woodford Wells property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Woodford Wells Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove it and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Woodford Wells Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.



Conservation area

Are there any problems I would be advised to check out if purchasing a house in Woodford Wells inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Woodford Wells are required by RICS to have knowledge of local issues and the bearing may have on the home. Property values will be inflated as a result of them retaining original features. However many are falling into a state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will advise you whether the property is possibly is designated and Section I of your Woodford Wells Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unauthorised changes to the building may be commented on, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. To ascertain the valuation the valuer will take into account in depth understanding of the Woodford Wells market and other things about the property e.g. style of architecture. The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any serious legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g share of freehold). Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Additional local Woodford Wells area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Woodford Wells environmental concerns like mining activity, which will also be factored in.

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