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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bowes Park

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bowes Park

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bowes Park) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bowes Park

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bowes Park and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Bowes Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Bowes Park property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bowes Park Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a maisonette close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include complex organic chemicals. Potential health concerns such as birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Bowes Park will note structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database and Haringey Local Authority and advise you .

Stone block wall damage

Can homes partially constructed with stone cause problems for residents? What related issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

Purchasers in Bowes Park should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my home survey inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials absorb water.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Inside, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bowes Park and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Bowes Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Bowes Park property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bowes Park Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a maisonette close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include complex organic chemicals. Potential health concerns such as birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Bowes Park will note structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database and Haringey Local Authority and advise you .



Stone block wall damage

Can homes partially constructed with stone cause problems for residents? What related issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

Purchasers in Bowes Park should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my home survey inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials absorb water.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Inside, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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.

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