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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hampstead

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hampstead

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hampstead) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as thatched or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hampstead

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hampstead and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Hampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the Hampstead property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Hampstead property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Hampstead Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence could be an issue impacting the home. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Hampstead and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In general, homes in Hampstead are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes

which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco coated regency house in Hampstead that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact a sort of flat finish solid render. Usually it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is highly attractive and is found on Victorian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Hampstead surveyors sometimes report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal hairline cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems might be when moisture enters below sills that causes the render detaching. Remedying problems can be expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Hampstead? Does a Hampstead Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Whether a home was built in 1704 or 2004, factors as varied as environmental conditions or fungal decay can create high maintenance costs for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hampstead home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hampstead and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Hampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the Hampstead property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Hampstead property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Hampstead Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence could be an issue impacting the home. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Hampstead and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In general, homes in Hampstead are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes



which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco coated regency house in Hampstead that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact a sort of flat finish solid render. Usually it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is highly attractive and is found on Victorian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Hampstead surveyors sometimes report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal hairline cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems might be when moisture enters below sills that causes the render detaching. Remedying problems can be expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Hampstead? Does a Hampstead Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Whether a home was built in 1704 or 2004, factors as varied as environmental conditions or fungal decay can create high maintenance costs for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hampstead home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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