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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crouch End

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crouch End

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Crouch End) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crouch End

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Crouch End and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Crouch End property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Crouch End property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Crouch End Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a house in Crouch End but are worried about insects. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Pests like mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Crouch End. Regrettably, infestations can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. Signs may not be obvious. For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for an infestation may include removal of infected furniture.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent mentioned subsidence might be worth checking impacting the apartment. What subsidence information does the Crouch End house survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In addition, some homes in Crouch End are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will clear away soil which supports the structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. What problems must we watch out for?

There are a wide range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Defects affecting stone-built Crouch End buildings can vary, penetrating damp being relatively common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Crouch End are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Purchasers renovating Crouch End buildings should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Crouch End, you can contact local suppliers.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Crouch End and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Crouch End property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Crouch End property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Crouch End Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a house in Crouch End but are worried about insects. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Pests like mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Crouch End. Regrettably, infestations can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. Signs may not be obvious. For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for an infestation may include removal of infected furniture.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent mentioned subsidence might be worth checking impacting the apartment. What subsidence information does the Crouch End house survey include?



Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In addition, some homes in Crouch End are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will clear away soil which supports the structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. What problems must we watch out for?

There are a wide range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Defects affecting stone-built Crouch End buildings can vary, penetrating damp being relatively common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Crouch End are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Purchasers renovating Crouch End buildings should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Crouch End, you can contact local suppliers.

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