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Valuation
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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my planned home purchase in Gidea Park?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gidea Park

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gidea Park

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Gidea Park) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gidea Park

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Gidea Park and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Gidea Park property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Gidea Park property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Gidea Park Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Gidea Park. Will access to the roofing be a problem?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by Gidea Park home buyers who are aware that property will suffer issues with the roof like. From dormers to valley gutters, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacement of a failed dormer) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we upgrade to a full structural survey when investing in a doer-upper Victorian townhouse near Gidea Park as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently and incorrectly referred to as a Structural Survey, this survey is no longer offered has actually been renamed by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. You should have the Building Survey for the property referred to. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if buying a post 1950s unmodified Gidea Park house built out of conventional building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof.

You should be aware of several restrictions are integral with the survey as the Gidea Park based surveyor cannot force or open up the structure of the house for example, or comment on non-permanent out buildings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check gutters? We're concerned about replacement costs.

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the effect which rainfall has on buildings in Gidea Park is not given more thought by buyers. For example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls will likely suggest that the rainwater goods are blocked. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

In most cases, problems with drains are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Gidea Park and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Gidea Park property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Gidea Park property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Gidea Park Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Gidea Park. Will access to the roofing be a problem?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by Gidea Park home buyers who are aware that property will suffer issues with the roof like. From dormers to valley gutters, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacement of a failed dormer) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.



However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we upgrade to a full structural survey when investing in a doer-upper Victorian townhouse near Gidea Park as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently and incorrectly referred to as a Structural Survey, this survey is no longer offered has actually been renamed by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. You should have the Building Survey for the property referred to. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if buying a post 1950s unmodified Gidea Park house built out of conventional building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof.

You should be aware of several restrictions are integral with the survey as the Gidea Park based surveyor cannot force or open up the structure of the house for example, or comment on non-permanent out buildings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check gutters? We're concerned about replacement costs.

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the effect which rainfall has on buildings in Gidea Park is not given more thought by buyers. For example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls will likely suggest that the rainwater goods are blocked. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

In most cases, problems with drains are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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