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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barnes

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barnes

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barnes) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option for unconventional such as timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barnes

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Barnes and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Barnes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Barnes property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Barnes Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Any questions about pests affecting a Barnes property may not be asked by the lawyer. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to an infestation can include traps or removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Barnes RICS surveyor look for indications of flooding?

Flooding in Barnes can cause severe damage to both contents and property. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residence enables the house surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir, near Barnes, to 'No warnings'.

*Information correct 04/01/13

Stone block wall damage

Can Forest of Dean stone-built structures be difficult to repair. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Waddington Sandstone to Hopton Wood Limestone. Issues including deteriorating mortar affect many stone-walled buildings. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Barnes and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Barnes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Barnes property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Barnes Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Any questions about pests affecting a Barnes property may not be asked by the lawyer. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to an infestation can include traps or removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor



Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Barnes RICS surveyor look for indications of flooding?

Flooding in Barnes can cause severe damage to both contents and property. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residence enables the house surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir, near Barnes, to 'No warnings'.

*Information correct 04/01/13

Stone block wall damage

Can Forest of Dean stone-built structures be difficult to repair. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Waddington Sandstone to Hopton Wood Limestone. Issues including deteriorating mortar affect many stone-walled buildings. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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