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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 is the right choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brentford

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brentford

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Brentford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brentford

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Brentford and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Brentford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Brentford property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Brentford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence might be worth checking impacting the apartment. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. New buildings in Brentford and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. The builder will likely return to a new building after time has passed in order to make repairs.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand, gravel or chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be

aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a building in Brentford. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we investigate during the survey?

Local property in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious damage to the roof, including. Any part of the roof or loft, such as tie beams, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a roofing contractor in the local area for the job itself.

House Prices

There is a house in TW8 on with a local agent for £463, 768. What things does a surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Brentford ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property such as the quality of nearby schools or the direction the house faces. As an indicator, one can try to put side by side prices achieved in Brentford at the same time for similar houses.

The means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £461, 068, which is £2, 700 less than the amount you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £345, 939. 3, Upper Butts, Brentford, Hounslow, Greater London, TW8 8DA a detached home sold for £615, 000 .

The best way for you to get an accurate home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Brentford and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Brentford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Brentford property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Brentford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence might be worth checking impacting the apartment. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. New buildings in Brentford and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. The builder will likely return to a new building after time has passed in order to make repairs.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand, gravel or chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be



aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a building in Brentford. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we investigate during the survey?

Local property in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious damage to the roof, including. Any part of the roof or loft, such as tie beams, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a roofing contractor in the local area for the job itself.

House Prices

There is a house in TW8 on with a local agent for £463, 768. What things does a surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Brentford ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property such as the quality of nearby schools or the direction the house faces. As an indicator, one can try to put side by side prices achieved in Brentford at the same time for similar houses.

The means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £461, 068, which is £2, 700 less than the amount you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £345, 939. 3, Upper Butts, Brentford, Hounslow, Greater London, TW8 8DA a detached home sold for £615, 000 .

The best way for you to get an accurate home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

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