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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Survey is the right choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barbican

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barbican

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Barbican) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barbican

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Barbican and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barbican property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the Barbican property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Barbican property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Barbican Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a building near to a landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including industrial refuse disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health issues such as spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Barbican will find structural issues connected with the site. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and City of London Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Barbican residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with uneven soil compaction and swelling of the soil 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 Barbican house's foundations, forcing them inward. A Barbican surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish Diagonal bond repair advice - can a property surveyor in Barbican assist?

Brick-constructed structures in Barbican demonstrate several benefits over timber-built homes, but they can also suffer from various issues and defects, such as vertical cracking. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cable P & W G Ltd, Carreg Yr Erryr/Fforchneol Row, Aberdare, CF44 6HD on 01685 879216 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Barbican should consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture have been used across the country for centuries. E.g. Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Barbican and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barbican property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the Barbican property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Barbican property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Barbican Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a building near to a landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including industrial refuse disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health issues such as spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Barbican will find structural issues connected with the site. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and City of London Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Barbican residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with uneven soil compaction and swelling of the soil 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 Barbican house's foundations, forcing them inward. A Barbican surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish Diagonal bond repair advice - can a property surveyor in Barbican assist?

Brick-constructed structures in Barbican demonstrate several benefits over timber-built homes, but they can also suffer from various issues and defects, such as vertical cracking. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cable P & W G Ltd, Carreg Yr Erryr/Fforchneol Row, Aberdare, CF44 6HD on 01685 879216 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Barbican should consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture have been used across the country for centuries. E.g. Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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