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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 Home Survey should I pick for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dollis Hill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dollis Hill

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Dollis Hill) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for non standard property such as box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dollis Hill

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Dollis Hill and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Dollis Hill property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Dollis Hill property's condition along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Dollis Hill Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1984-built home in Dollis Hill and spotted cracks along one external wall. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey examine?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be resolved. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage. Cracks to a hall are a clear clue of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Dollis Hill surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Dollis Hill, what input does you give for buildings built from Fletton brick? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed conversions in Dollis Hill demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also indicate a number of issues, ranging from thermal movement to lack of a damp proof course. For example, thermal movement, particularly on longer walls and may require immediate attention.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Lexden Brickwork Ltd at 44 Nelson Rd, Colchester, CO3 9AP on 01206 577591.

For instance, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Dollis Hill Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Dollis Hill that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really smooth type of render. Normally it is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. It is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Georgian houses for example. it can be prone to defect and Dollis Hill Home Buyers Suveys commonly discover issues for instance water trapped beneath paint (assuming painted).

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when water below DPCs that results in detachment. Fixing Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Dollis Hill and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Dollis Hill property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Dollis Hill property's condition along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Dollis Hill Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1984-built home in Dollis Hill and spotted cracks along one external wall. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey examine?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be resolved. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage. Cracks to a hall are a clear clue of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Dollis Hill surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Dollis Hill, what input does you give for buildings built from Fletton brick? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed conversions in Dollis Hill demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also indicate a number of issues, ranging from thermal movement to lack of a damp proof course. For example, thermal movement, particularly on longer walls and may require immediate attention.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Lexden Brickwork Ltd at 44 Nelson Rd, Colchester, CO3 9AP on 01206 577591.

For instance, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Dollis Hill Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Dollis Hill that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really smooth type of render. Normally it is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. It is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Georgian houses for example. it can be prone to defect and Dollis Hill Home Buyers Suveys commonly discover issues for instance water trapped beneath paint (assuming painted).

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when water below DPCs that results in detachment. Fixing Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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