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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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a home - Do we need a property surveyor?

Scare stories about building pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as termites as minor annoyances. This danger should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to pest problems can include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted

materials. If you believe termites, or any pest, may be present, request that your chartered surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor check the safety of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, as well as gas related fittings, for instance associated asbestos. The fittings won't be dislodged. The gas system won't be tested at all. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does rain have on a Barnsbury building? If there is necessary work, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Barnsbury and across the country, but heavy rain and the effect it can have on Barnsbury houses are not considered by home buyers. If you have only seen the home in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Signs that drainage systems are a cause for concern include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This could then result in rotten roof timbers.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair, if identified early. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a home - Do we need a property surveyor?

Scare stories about building pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as termites as minor annoyances. This danger should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to pest problems can include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted



materials. If you believe termites, or any pest, may be present, request that your chartered surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor check the safety of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, as well as gas related fittings, for instance associated asbestos. The fittings won't be dislodged. The gas system won't be tested at all. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does rain have on a Barnsbury building? If there is necessary work, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Barnsbury and across the country, but heavy rain and the effect it can have on Barnsbury houses are not considered by home buyers. If you have only seen the home in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Signs that drainage systems are a cause for concern include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This could then result in rotten roof timbers.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair, if identified early. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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