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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barnsbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barnsbury

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barnsbury) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barnsbury

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barnsbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Barnsbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Barnsbury property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Barnsbury Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Barnsbury residential surveyor look for possible flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph), and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a residence through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No recent flood alerts were announced for Barnsbury, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the unmodernised property I am hoping to move into I noticed that there is old wiring. Will a Homebuyer Report in Barnsbury report on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Building Survey in Barnsbury your surveyor should make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of the accessible sections of the wiring in addition to things, for example the mains. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Barnsbury. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting). For expert nearby Barnsbury help from a certified electrician contact R C Electrics Ltd , 108 Tottenham Road, London, N1 4DP .

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we need to check on if planning to buy a property in Barnsbury in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by the local authority.

Your surveyor must have local knowledge of local area issues and any connection may have with the home and its value. House prices are generally more than prices outside the area due to them being in good order.

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you if the house might be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Aitken Associates are a local firm situated at 144 Liverpool Road, Islington, London, N1 1LA might be able help you with further information. Tel: 020 7700 6006

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barnsbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Barnsbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Barnsbury property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Barnsbury Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Barnsbury residential surveyor look for possible flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph), and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a residence through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No recent flood alerts were announced for Barnsbury, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data accurate 04/01/13



Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the unmodernised property I am hoping to move into I noticed that there is old wiring. Will a Homebuyer Report in Barnsbury report on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Building Survey in Barnsbury your surveyor should make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of the accessible sections of the wiring in addition to things, for example the mains. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Barnsbury. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting). For expert nearby Barnsbury help from a certified electrician contact R C Electrics Ltd , 108 Tottenham Road, London, N1 4DP .

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we need to check on if planning to buy a property in Barnsbury in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by the local authority.

Your surveyor must have local knowledge of local area issues and any connection may have with the home and its value. House prices are generally more than prices outside the area due to them being in good order.

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you if the house might be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Aitken Associates are a local firm situated at 144 Liverpool Road, Islington, London, N1 1LA might be able help you with further information. Tel: 020 7700 6006

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