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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harringay

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harringay

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Harringay) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harringay

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Harringay and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Harringay property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Harringay property's condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Harringay Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the mid 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Can the Building Survey investigate this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house, with moisture changes in the soil and soil swelling being relatively common. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a sticking door in the bathroom. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Harringay might be a concern. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the property survey reveal?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Often, homes in Harringay are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in Harringay? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the effect which rain has on buildings is not given the attention it deserves. For instance, spalling on walls around drainage strongly suggest that the drainage systems are blocked.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Harringay and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Harringay property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Harringay property's condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Harringay Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the mid 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Can the Building Survey investigate this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house, with moisture changes in the soil and soil swelling being relatively common. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a sticking door in the bathroom. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Harringay might be a concern. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the property survey reveal?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Often, homes in Harringay are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in Harringay? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the effect which rain has on buildings is not given the attention it deserves. For instance, spalling on walls around drainage strongly suggest that the drainage systems are blocked.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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