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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harlesden

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harlesden

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Harlesden) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option for unconventional e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harlesden

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Harlesden and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Harlesden property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension on the Harlesden property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Harlesden property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Harlesden Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can property constructed with stone generate high upkeep costs for buyers? What should we look in to?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

To find a specific quarried stone, get in touch with a local firm. For example, Stoneyard Ltd, Unit 5 Bush Ind Est, Standard Rd, London, NW10 6DF (Tel: 020 8951 9333) may be able to assist.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Harlesden, what warnings would a property surveyor in Harlesden give for a 20s home with brick chimney?

Brick-constructed flats in Harlesden demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also indicate considerable issues, such as thermal movement. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call C B Building Solutions, 173 Brighton St, Wallasey, CH44 8DU on 0151-208 7283 for a quote for repair work.

Brick-constructed property feature in construction throughout Harlesden, leading to a selection of different courses and brick making techniques. For instance, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Harlesden property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas heaters at the property, as well as gas affiliated gas installations in the house for example - fireplaces. However, the Harlesden qualified RICS surveyor won't remove the fittings nor will they carry out any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Harlesden and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Harlesden property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension on the Harlesden property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Harlesden property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Harlesden Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can property constructed with stone generate high upkeep costs for buyers? What should we look in to?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

To find a specific quarried stone, get in touch with a local firm. For example, Stoneyard Ltd, Unit 5 Bush Ind Est, Standard Rd, London, NW10 6DF (Tel: 020 8951 9333) may be able to assist.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Harlesden, what warnings would a property surveyor in Harlesden give for a 20s home with brick chimney?

Brick-constructed flats in Harlesden demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also indicate considerable issues, such as thermal movement. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call C B Building Solutions, 173 Brighton St, Wallasey, CH44 8DU on 0151-208 7283 for a quote for repair work.

Brick-constructed property feature in construction throughout Harlesden, leading to a selection of different courses and brick making techniques. For instance, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Harlesden property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas heaters at the property, as well as gas affiliated gas installations in the house for example - fireplaces. However, the Harlesden qualified RICS surveyor won't remove the fittings nor will they carry out any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

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