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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harold Park

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harold Park

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Harold Park) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. stone wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harold Park

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash 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 house in Harold Park and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Harold Park property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Harold Park property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Harold Park Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservatory

In the HomeBuyer Report what might a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

In Harold Park, an example may be poor quality materials used in the construction of a porch. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will be considered too.

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can a Harold Park HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a sticking door in the drawing room. There is a real benefit in booking a Harold Park surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Small areas of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To work out an accurate value estimate the valuer should use local Harold Park market factors and other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The valuer will also consider materials used and will make certain key assumptions e.g. it is connected to mains services. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local area assumptions, like services, are made in addition to environmental concerns like flightpaths, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Harold Park and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Harold Park property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Harold Park property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Harold Park Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservatory

In the HomeBuyer Report what might a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

In Harold Park, an example may be poor quality materials used in the construction of a porch. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will be considered too.

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can a Harold Park HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a sticking door in the drawing room. There is a real benefit in booking a Harold Park surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Small areas of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To work out an accurate value estimate the valuer should use local Harold Park market factors and other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The valuer will also consider materials used and will make certain key assumptions e.g. it is connected to mains services. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local area assumptions, like services, are made in addition to environmental concerns like flightpaths, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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