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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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Which Survey is right for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Finchley

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Finchley

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in East Finchley) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Finchley

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey East Finchley

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in East Finchley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the East Finchley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the East Finchley property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant East Finchley Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to look into if planning to buy a home in East Finchley in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. East Finchley surveyors need to have sufficient knowledge of local factors and any bearing may have with the home. The price of property will be enhanced which is down to the areas being in their original state. However many conservation areas have fallen into a poor state for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors can be expected to note if the home looks like it may be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I am planning to lease, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - does a the surveyor advise the electrics?

When conducting a East Finchley Home Buyers Survey your surveyor should usually report on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous state. The RICS surveyor should also issues like verifying the condition of any fitted appliances e.g. water heaters or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in East Finchley.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Will the House Survey consider this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to sticking window frames.

Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in East Finchley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the East Finchley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the East Finchley property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant East Finchley Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to look into if planning to buy a home in East Finchley in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. East Finchley surveyors need to have sufficient knowledge of local factors and any bearing may have with the home. The price of property will be enhanced which is down to the areas being in their original state. However many conservation areas have fallen into a poor state for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors can be expected to note if the home looks like it may be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I am planning to lease, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - does a the surveyor advise the electrics?

When conducting a East Finchley Home Buyers Survey your surveyor should usually report on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous state. The RICS surveyor should also issues like verifying the condition of any fitted appliances e.g. water heaters or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in East Finchley.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Will the House Survey consider this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to sticking window frames.

Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

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