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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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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Which Survey should I select for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harmondsworth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harmondsworth

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Harmondsworth) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harmondsworth

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Harmondsworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Harmondsworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Harmondsworth property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Harmondsworth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Harmondsworth. What recommendations will a surveyor in Harmondsworth make? Is age a factor?

Harmondsworth property with brick walls can experience several common problems, such as lack of a damp proof course. For instance, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and should be taken very seriously. For more information, contact a local builder, Benson Brickwork Ltd of 98 Foresters Dr, Wallington, SM6 9JZ on 020 8254 9144.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos wallpaper in the home. What is asbestos and will the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to displace asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will mention potential asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report in Harmondsworth will include a valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To estimate the property's value your RICS valuer will call upon area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. accommodation Your Harmondsworth surveyor will also consider construction type and use other assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Harmondsworth assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like railways, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Harmondsworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Harmondsworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Harmondsworth property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Harmondsworth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Harmondsworth. What recommendations will a surveyor in Harmondsworth make? Is age a factor?

Harmondsworth property with brick walls can experience several common problems, such as lack of a damp proof course. For instance, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and should be taken very seriously. For more information, contact a local builder, Benson Brickwork Ltd of 98 Foresters Dr, Wallington, SM6 9JZ on 020 8254 9144.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.



Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos wallpaper in the home. What is asbestos and will the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to displace asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will mention potential asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report in Harmondsworth will include a valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To estimate the property's value your RICS valuer will call upon area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. accommodation Your Harmondsworth surveyor will also consider construction type and use other assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Harmondsworth assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like railways, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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