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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barnet

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barnet

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Barnet) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barnet

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Barnet and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Barnet property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Barnet property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Barnet Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this home is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our chartered surveyor investigate possible water damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty; sensible owners and home buyers in Barnet are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Barnet in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a residential property through several routes, including patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will

only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated period home in Barnet that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a form of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. It is almost exactly the same as plaster to work with. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Barnet Building Surveys frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water culminating in damp problems. Other potential problems could include when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

For a local expert try A.M Wolfe & Sons, 102, Basing Way, London, N3 3DA Tel. 07956 580527

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 16th Century converted cow-house in Barnet. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Properties employing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Barnet and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Barnet property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Barnet property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Barnet Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this home is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our chartered surveyor investigate possible water damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty; sensible owners and home buyers in Barnet are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Barnet in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a residential property through several routes, including patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will



only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated period home in Barnet that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a form of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. It is almost exactly the same as plaster to work with. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Barnet Building Surveys frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water culminating in damp problems. Other potential problems could include when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

For a local expert try A.M Wolfe & Sons, 102, Basing Way, London, N3 3DA Tel. 07956 580527

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 16th Century converted cow-house in Barnet. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Properties employing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings.

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    By Scott Oke January 9th, 2013

    Following the inspection of a converted roof space on a home in Mill Hill, London, we noted a significant crack in the meeting of the rafters. The original roof structure has been converted into a habitable room and there is no indication of any excessive distortion which suggests the...