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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Greenford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Greenford

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Greenford) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Greenford

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Greenford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Greenford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Greenford property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Greenford Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a flat close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Health issues such as birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Greenford RICS surveyors will note structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Brent Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Traditionally built property

I am buying a converted barn. Will the age of the house be an issue?

Many buyers in Greenford would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can often be problematic. Greenford structures constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with your Greenford surveyor for further advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Greenford, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will a Greenford Building Survey look into this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Greenford, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Greenford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Greenford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Greenford property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Greenford Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a flat close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Health issues such as birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Greenford RICS surveyors will note structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Brent Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Traditionally built property

I am buying a converted barn. Will the age of the house be an issue?

Many buyers in Greenford would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can often be problematic. Greenford structures constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with your Greenford surveyor for further advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Greenford, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will a Greenford Building Survey look into this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Greenford, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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