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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blackfriars

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blackfriars

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Blackfriars) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blackfriars

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Blackfriars and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blackfriars property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Blackfriars property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Blackfriars Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Tudor house might need repairs - what should we do? What impact do Blackfriars environmental conditions have?

Brick Blackfriars flats will be subject to numerous defects. An issue of particular concern is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. For more information, contact a local builder, G W Brickwork of 22 Southerton Rd, London, W6 0PH on 07547 037893.

Brick-constructed property have been used for centuries, leading to a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture. One example is English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and

short faces of bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Blackfriars property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence could be worth checking impacting the flat. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be corrected.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a wall or floor, simply as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Blackfriars? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Regular rainfall is common in Blackfriars and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on Blackfriars houses are usually overlooked. For example, damp stains around drainage could mean that the rainwater goods are under performing. Luckily, these defects are quite easy to remedy. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Blackfriars and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blackfriars property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Blackfriars property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Blackfriars Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Tudor house might need repairs - what should we do? What impact do Blackfriars environmental conditions have?

Brick Blackfriars flats will be subject to numerous defects. An issue of particular concern is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. For more information, contact a local builder, G W Brickwork of 22 Southerton Rd, London, W6 0PH on 07547 037893.

Brick-constructed property have been used for centuries, leading to a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture. One example is English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and



short faces of bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Blackfriars property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence could be worth checking impacting the flat. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be corrected.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a wall or floor, simply as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Blackfriars? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Regular rainfall is common in Blackfriars and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on Blackfriars houses are usually overlooked. For example, damp stains around drainage could mean that the rainwater goods are under performing. Luckily, these defects are quite easy to remedy. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

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