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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Barnet

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Barnet

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in East Barnet) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Barnet

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey East Barnet

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in East Barnet and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the East Barnet property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the East Barnet property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a East Barnet Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a house close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. domestic rubbish. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues such as birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in East Barnet will notice structural problems connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Barnet Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey if buying a derelict thirties bungalow in East Barnet instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically and incorrectly described as a Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer offered as it has been replaced by RICS and the right name is now the Building Survey. If you are contemplating the buying of an unusual East Barnet house like a neglected house, this is now the most appropriate property survey. The survey provides full and frequently critical advice about the property's construction materials and any important technical details a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Permanent outside buildings should be inspected as part of the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a danger of asbestos insulation situated in the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in ceiling boards. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a East Barnet HomeBuyer report. Your East Barnet surveyor should report on suspected asbestos and should offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in East Barnet and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the East Barnet property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the East Barnet property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a East Barnet Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a house close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. domestic rubbish. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues such as birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in East Barnet will notice structural problems connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Barnet Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey if buying a derelict thirties bungalow in East Barnet instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically and incorrectly described as a Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer offered as it has been replaced by RICS and the right name is now the Building Survey. If you are contemplating the buying of an unusual East Barnet house like a neglected house, this is now the most appropriate property survey. The survey provides full and frequently critical advice about the property's construction materials and any important technical details a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Permanent outside buildings should be inspected as part of the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a danger of asbestos insulation situated in the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in ceiling boards. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a East Barnet HomeBuyer report. Your East Barnet surveyor should report on suspected asbestos and should offer advice.

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