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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cockfosters

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cockfosters

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Cockfosters) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cockfosters

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cockfosters and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cockfosters property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Cockfosters property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Cockfosters House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor look into the state of repair of the gas supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas related installations, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. Fittings won't actually be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Cockfosters include David Pelosi of 171 Cat Hill, Barnet, Hertfordshire Tel. 07912 892863 and Aleksandar Yanev of 66, Shurland Avenue, Barnet, Hertfordshire Tel. 07838 636846.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 ensure that landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Building Surveys on houses

Should I purchase the full structural survey when looking into a neglected regency bungalow in Cockfosters as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Frequently referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer offered as it has been superseded by RICS and the correct term is now the RICS Building Survey. When intending to buy an altered house - such as a tatty house, this is now the correct choice of home survey to complete. Once a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, the RICS surveyors report will be delivered to you giving in depth and frequently critical advice on the materials used for the construction of the house. There are several limitations with any residential survey as the surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the Cockfosters property e.g. moving heavy furniture.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can high levels of rainfall have on our new building, and does our surveyor mention it? Can damaged drainage decrease our property's value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is not considered by home buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include mildew in the attic.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair fairly cheaply.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cockfosters and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cockfosters property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Cockfosters property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Cockfosters House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor look into the state of repair of the gas supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas related installations, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. Fittings won't actually be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Cockfosters include David Pelosi of 171 Cat Hill, Barnet, Hertfordshire Tel. 07912 892863 and Aleksandar Yanev of 66, Shurland Avenue, Barnet, Hertfordshire Tel. 07838 636846.



The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 ensure that landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Building Surveys on houses

Should I purchase the full structural survey when looking into a neglected regency bungalow in Cockfosters as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Frequently referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer offered as it has been superseded by RICS and the correct term is now the RICS Building Survey. When intending to buy an altered house - such as a tatty house, this is now the correct choice of home survey to complete. Once a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, the RICS surveyors report will be delivered to you giving in depth and frequently critical advice on the materials used for the construction of the house. There are several limitations with any residential survey as the surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the Cockfosters property e.g. moving heavy furniture.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can high levels of rainfall have on our new building, and does our surveyor mention it? Can damaged drainage decrease our property's value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is not considered by home buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include mildew in the attic.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair fairly cheaply.

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