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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Enfield

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Enfield

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Enfield) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard property such as wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Enfield

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Enfield and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Enfield property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Enfield property's condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Enfield Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is an asbestos tank situated in the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and Should we still go ahead with the purchase?

Fears about asbestos are not uncommon. Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in rain water goods. It is found all over the world including the US. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Professional removal of asbestos will likely be costly must always be completed by experts. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish bond upkeep suggestions, can a Enfield property surveyor help?

Brick-constructed houses in Enfield demonstrate several benefits over stone-built property, but they can also suffer from a number of issues, including DPC failure and vertical cracking. A serious concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Rafferty A J of 102a Pole Hill Rd, Uxbridge, UB10 0QE on 020 8841 3418.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Enfield property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below warned us that access to the roof of the structure could be time consuming to arrange, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the building surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by property purchasers who are aware that property can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, bowing beams. From eaves to ridge flashing, all aspects of the roof should be investigated. The RICS surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself. Speak to Locker D G Roofing of 11 Morice Road, Hoddesdon, EN11 9AX on 020 86250166 to request an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Enfield and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Enfield property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Enfield property's condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Enfield Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is an asbestos tank situated in the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and Should we still go ahead with the purchase?

Fears about asbestos are not uncommon. Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in rain water goods. It is found all over the world including the US. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Professional removal of asbestos will likely be costly must always be completed by experts. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish bond upkeep suggestions, can a Enfield property surveyor help?

Brick-constructed houses in Enfield demonstrate several benefits over stone-built property, but they can also suffer from a number of issues, including DPC failure and vertical cracking. A serious concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Rafferty A J of 102a Pole Hill Rd, Uxbridge, UB10 0QE on 020 8841 3418.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Enfield property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below warned us that access to the roof of the structure could be time consuming to arrange, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the building surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by property purchasers who are aware that property can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, bowing beams. From eaves to ridge flashing, all aspects of the roof should be investigated. The RICS surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself. Speak to Locker D G Roofing of 11 Morice Road, Hoddesdon, EN11 9AX on 020 86250166 to request an estimate.

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