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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alexandra Park

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alexandra Park

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Alexandra Park) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alexandra Park

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Alexandra Park and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alexandra Park property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Alexandra Park property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Alexandra Park House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as blocked drains below ground. Where roof drains are not located at the roof's lowest points is an example of this.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Alexandra Park house and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to acid rain can cause difficulties for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to warped window frames in the drawing room. There is a real benefit in booking a Alexandra Park surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home in Alexandra Park with stone walls create issues? What problems should we be aware of?

Incorrect use of Cement based mortar on a structure build with Hydraulic Lime can often cause problems for houses in Alexandra Park with stone walls , and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Alexandra Park and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alexandra Park property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Alexandra Park property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Alexandra Park House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as blocked drains below ground. Where roof drains are not located at the roof's lowest points is an example of this.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Alexandra Park house and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to acid rain can cause difficulties for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to warped window frames in the drawing room. There is a real benefit in booking a Alexandra Park surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home in Alexandra Park with stone walls create issues? What problems should we be aware of?

Incorrect use of Cement based mortar on a structure build with Hydraulic Lime can often cause problems for houses in Alexandra Park with stone walls , and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

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