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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in City Of London

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in City Of London

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in City Of London) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in City Of London

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in City Of London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the City Of London property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the City Of London property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a City Of London Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Will your City Of London Property Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a City Of London home. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like a difficult-to-open drawing room window can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A City Of London surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Parcels of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I would be advised to look into when planning to buy an extended house in City Of London near a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local considerations and the connection may have on the property and its value. The value of homes is, more often than not, higher owing to the areas resisting change. However a large number are falling into a state e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise if the house could be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your City Of London Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out by your legal adviser. Unauthorised extensions to the property will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor. Churchward & Co are a local firm situated at Lloyds Building Gallery 4, City of London, London, EC3V 1LP and may be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 020 7816 5442

House Prices

I am planning to buy a house in City Of London. What will a City Of London qualified RICS surveyor allow for when conducting a property valuation report ?

Any number of issues that might affect the price of property ranging from whether work needs to be to the property to the standard of the bathroom/s. .

The most suitable way to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in City Of London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the City Of London property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the City Of London property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a City Of London Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Will your City Of London Property Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a City Of London home. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like a difficult-to-open drawing room window can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A City Of London surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Parcels of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Conservation area

Will there be any factors I would be advised to look into when planning to buy an extended house in City Of London near a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local considerations and the connection may have on the property and its value. The value of homes is, more often than not, higher owing to the areas resisting change. However a large number are falling into a state e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise if the house could be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your City Of London Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out by your legal adviser. Unauthorised extensions to the property will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor. Churchward & Co are a local firm situated at Lloyds Building Gallery 4, City of London, London, EC3V 1LP and may be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 020 7816 5442

House Prices

I am planning to buy a house in City Of London. What will a City Of London qualified RICS surveyor allow for when conducting a property valuation report ?

Any number of issues that might affect the price of property ranging from whether work needs to be to the property to the standard of the bathroom/s. .

The most suitable way to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

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