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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Cockfosters, and will the building survey check any water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: BBC News), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via seepage through walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

In the region of Cockfosters, the The Lower Lee Tributaries, including the Nazeing Brook, Ching Brook, Cobbins Brook, Pymmes Brook, Rags Brook, Salmons Brook, Turkey Brook, Trinity Marsh Ditch and the Small River Lee status at 12:10 on 25/12/12 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a maisonette near to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: domestic refuse. No one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include chemicals like dioxins. Health issues like downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Cockfosters will note structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and Enfield Local Authority and advise you .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Cockfosters. What recommendations will a Cockfosters property surveyor make?

Brick-walled property in Cockfosters can suffer from numerous defects, from inadequate damp-proofing to badly applied render. One problem often found is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. D & B Building Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07904 182970 or Edgware Way, Edgware, HA8 8DD.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building are found in many homes built in this country. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

If the Cockfosters surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Cockfosters, and will the building survey check any water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: BBC News), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via seepage through walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.



In the region of Cockfosters, the The Lower Lee Tributaries, including the Nazeing Brook, Ching Brook, Cobbins Brook, Pymmes Brook, Rags Brook, Salmons Brook, Turkey Brook, Trinity Marsh Ditch and the Small River Lee status at 12:10 on 25/12/12 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a maisonette near to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: domestic refuse. No one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include chemicals like dioxins. Health issues like downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Cockfosters will note structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and Enfield Local Authority and advise you .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Cockfosters. What recommendations will a Cockfosters property surveyor make?

Brick-walled property in Cockfosters can suffer from numerous defects, from inadequate damp-proofing to badly applied render. One problem often found is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. D & B Building Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07904 182970 or Edgware Way, Edgware, HA8 8DD.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building are found in many homes built in this country. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

If the Cockfosters surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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