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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harlington

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harlington

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Harlington) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harlington

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Harlington and which is cheaper?

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

If the Harlington property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Harlington property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Harlington Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will my Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Harlington.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form an even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. it can be problematic and Harlington Homebuyer Reports can show issues for instance when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other issues could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving problems with stucco may be costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. patching compounds. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Harlington survey. Your Harlington surveyor should mention potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Stone block wall damage

Can York stone-built homes be problematic. Which major problems should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Harlington and which is cheaper?

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

If the Harlington property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Harlington property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Harlington Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will my Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Harlington.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form an even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. it can be problematic and Harlington Homebuyer Reports can show issues for instance when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other issues could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving problems with stucco may be costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. patching compounds. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Harlington survey. Your Harlington surveyor should mention potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Stone block wall damage

Can York stone-built homes be problematic. Which major problems should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

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