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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 property survey should I select for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fitzrovia

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fitzrovia

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Fitzrovia) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fitzrovia

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Fitzrovia and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Fitzrovia property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Fitzrovia property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Fitzrovia Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Fitzrovia Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Fitzrovia that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth flat finish. The finish is highly attractive and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Fitzrovia Home Buyers Suveys commonly show any number of problems for instance water trapped beneath paint coatings which cannot escape.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when water below sills that results in large areas of detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Remedying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we need to verify when buying a house in Fitzrovia inside a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local factors and the connection they have with the home and its value. House prices are typically more than prices outside the area due to them being in their original state.

Surveyors are expected advise if the property could be in a conservation area and Section I of the Fitzrovia Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal adviser. Unauthorised modifications to the building may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer. Joelson Wilson Llp are a local firm situated at 30 Portland Place, Westminster, London, W1B 1LZ might be able to help. Tel: 020 7580 5721

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1964-built home in Fitzrovia and spotted cracks along one external wall. What subsidence information does the Fitzrovia Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older homes cracks are noticeable in Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Fitzrovia and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Fitzrovia property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Fitzrovia property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Fitzrovia Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Fitzrovia Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Fitzrovia that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth flat finish. The finish is highly attractive and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Fitzrovia Home Buyers Suveys commonly show any number of problems for instance water trapped beneath paint coatings which cannot escape.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when water below sills that results in large areas of detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Remedying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.



Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we need to verify when buying a house in Fitzrovia inside a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local factors and the connection they have with the home and its value. House prices are typically more than prices outside the area due to them being in their original state.

Surveyors are expected advise if the property could be in a conservation area and Section I of the Fitzrovia Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal adviser. Unauthorised modifications to the building may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer. Joelson Wilson Llp are a local firm situated at 30 Portland Place, Westminster, London, W1B 1LZ might be able to help. Tel: 020 7580 5721

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1964-built home in Fitzrovia and spotted cracks along one external wall. What subsidence information does the Fitzrovia Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older homes cracks are noticeable in Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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