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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 Clerkenwell

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clerkenwell

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Clerkenwell) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clerkenwell

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Clerkenwell and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

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

If you intend to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Clerkenwell property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Clerkenwell House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in Clerkenwell and saw that there is a 29mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame, could this be evidence of subsidence? What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Most homes are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations.

Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Building Surveys on houses

We are investing in a shabby Victorian end of terrace home in Clerkenwell, should I spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a mid century or later unmodified Clerkenwell house of normal building materials. The Building Survey is definitely the most relevant type of survey for the house mentioned. Around 3 days following an exhaustive survey of any accessible parts, the RICS surveyors report will be delivered to you outlining any critical insight concerning the condition of the house. There are certain provisos exist with any survey as the Clerkenwell based surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Clerkenwell house nor can he/she inspect under floor (unless accessible).

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would need to be aware of if purchasing a period property in Clerkenwell inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection they have with the building. House prices will be greater which is down to conservation areas being in good order. However many are falling into shoddy condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Property surveyors will advise if the home looks to be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Clerkenwell Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented adjustments to the property should be advised but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer. Chan Neill Solicitors are based in 107 Charterhouse Street, Camden, London, EC1M 6HW might be happy to advise. Tel: 020 7253 7781

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Clerkenwell and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

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

If you intend to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Clerkenwell property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Clerkenwell House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in Clerkenwell and saw that there is a 29mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame, could this be evidence of subsidence? What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Most homes are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations.



Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Building Surveys on houses

We are investing in a shabby Victorian end of terrace home in Clerkenwell, should I spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a mid century or later unmodified Clerkenwell house of normal building materials. The Building Survey is definitely the most relevant type of survey for the house mentioned. Around 3 days following an exhaustive survey of any accessible parts, the RICS surveyors report will be delivered to you outlining any critical insight concerning the condition of the house. There are certain provisos exist with any survey as the Clerkenwell based surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Clerkenwell house nor can he/she inspect under floor (unless accessible).

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would need to be aware of if purchasing a period property in Clerkenwell inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection they have with the building. House prices will be greater which is down to conservation areas being in good order. However many are falling into shoddy condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Property surveyors will advise if the home looks to be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Clerkenwell Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented adjustments to the property should be advised but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer. Chan Neill Solicitors are based in 107 Charterhouse Street, Camden, London, EC1M 6HW might be happy to advise. Tel: 020 7253 7781

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