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  Mortgage 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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What building survey is right for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Golders Green

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Golders Green

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Golders Green) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Golders Green

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Golders Green property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Golders Green property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Golders Green Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Golders Green. Is there any brick upkeep suggestions we should be aware of??

Brick-walled Golders Green residences can show signs of a number of issues. Such defects will be discussed in the report.

A defect often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. For more information, contact a local builder, D & B Building Ltd of Edgware Way, Edgware, HA8 8DD on 07904 182970.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface), but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Golders Green Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Golders Green house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the state of the gas flues?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like the mains gas installation as part of the Golders Green survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures, for instance chimney breasts. A Golders Green local surveyor won't remove any gas fittings and he or she won't do any tests on the appliances or system. Gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe certified Barnet based local companies include Ali Osmani of 979, Finchley Road, London, . Tel. 07868 116208 and Dynamic Gas of 137, Addison Way, London Tel. 07833494552.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties are severe .

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Golders Green property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Golders Green property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Golders Green Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Golders Green. Is there any brick upkeep suggestions we should be aware of??

Brick-walled Golders Green residences can show signs of a number of issues. Such defects will be discussed in the report.

A defect often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. For more information, contact a local builder, D & B Building Ltd of Edgware Way, Edgware, HA8 8DD on 07904 182970.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface), but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Golders Green Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Golders Green house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the state of the gas flues?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like the mains gas installation as part of the Golders Green survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures, for instance chimney breasts. A Golders Green local surveyor won't remove any gas fittings and he or she won't do any tests on the appliances or system. Gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe certified Barnet based local companies include Ali Osmani of 979, Finchley Road, London, . Tel. 07868 116208 and Dynamic Gas of 137, Addison Way, London Tel. 07833494552.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties are severe .

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