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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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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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fireplace.

All forms including Chrysotile are deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Barnes home survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Barnes Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Barnes.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and was found on Victorian properties. it can be problematic and Barnes Homebuyer Reports frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, lateral hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems can possibly result be when dampness gets in under flashings that results in detachment. Resolving problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a house near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. domestic waste disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include structurally instability. Potential health problems for example downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Barnes will notice structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Richmond upon Thames Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fireplace.

All forms including Chrysotile are deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.



Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Barnes home survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Barnes Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Barnes.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and was found on Victorian properties. it can be problematic and Barnes Homebuyer Reports frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, lateral hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems can possibly result be when dampness gets in under flashings that results in detachment. Resolving problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a house near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. domestic waste disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include structurally instability. Potential health problems for example downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Barnes will notice structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Richmond upon Thames Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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