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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Goffs Oak

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Goffs Oak

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Goffs Oak) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Goffs Oak

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Goffs Oak and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Goffs Oak property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the Goffs Oak property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Goffs Oak property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Goffs Oak Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Goffs Oak. What things does a surveyor evaluate when conducting a property valuation report ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect the price of property from existence of building regulations for modifications to the size of the garden. .

The only way for home buyers to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look into the condition of the gas flues?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas connected installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings will not however be removed. Gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence may be a problem impacting the apartment. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Many homes in Goffs Oak are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Goffs Oak. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Goffs Oak and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Goffs Oak property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the Goffs Oak property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Goffs Oak property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Goffs Oak Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Goffs Oak. What things does a surveyor evaluate when conducting a property valuation report ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect the price of property from existence of building regulations for modifications to the size of the garden. .

The only way for home buyers to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component.



Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look into the condition of the gas flues?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas connected installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings will not however be removed. Gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence may be a problem impacting the apartment. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Many homes in Goffs Oak are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Goffs Oak. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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