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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 is the best choice for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Friern Barnet

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Friern Barnet

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Friern Barnet) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Friern Barnet

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Friern Barnet and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Friern Barnet property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Friern Barnet property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Friern Barnet House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home built York stone. What related issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including weathered stone, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment flat in N11 priced at £303, 087. What will a Friern Barnet RICS chartered surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Friern Barnet ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on the price of property e.g. whether there are any restrictive covenants or the likelihood of development occurring nearby. It often helps to set against prices recorded in Friern Barnet for comparable properties. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £300, 287, which is £2, 800 less than the amount you are intending to pay (£368, 651 was the blended house/flat average). Princess Park Manor, Flat 154, Royal Drive, London, Barnet, Greater London, N11 3FQ sold for £499, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. Your local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

The local surveyor will always visit the home as well as factoring in the long list of area factors affecting property prices.

Window frame

On a Friern Barnet HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Any broken glass windows, for example, is included in Section E.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Friern Barnet and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Friern Barnet property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Friern Barnet property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Friern Barnet House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home built York stone. What related issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including weathered stone, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.



House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment flat in N11 priced at £303, 087. What will a Friern Barnet RICS chartered surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Friern Barnet ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on the price of property e.g. whether there are any restrictive covenants or the likelihood of development occurring nearby. It often helps to set against prices recorded in Friern Barnet for comparable properties. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £300, 287, which is £2, 800 less than the amount you are intending to pay (£368, 651 was the blended house/flat average). Princess Park Manor, Flat 154, Royal Drive, London, Barnet, Greater London, N11 3FQ sold for £499, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. Your local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

The local surveyor will always visit the home as well as factoring in the long list of area factors affecting property prices.

Window frame

On a Friern Barnet HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Any broken glass windows, for example, is included in Section E.

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