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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harrow

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harrow

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Harrow) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harrow

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Harrow and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Harrow property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Harrow property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Harrow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert rubbish. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health issues for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Harrow will consider structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal

representative will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Brent Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can rain have on a property?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact high levels of rainfall can have on houses is overlooked. As an example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls can often mean that the rainwater goods are damaged.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to repair fairly cheaply, unless they are not unblocked on a regular basis. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are getting a house in Harrow, does the RICS surveyor search for any flooding damage?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes could all cause major floods, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. The home surveyor may ask the agent if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Harrow and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Harrow property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Harrow property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Harrow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert rubbish. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health issues for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Harrow will consider structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal



representative will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Brent Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can rain have on a property?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact high levels of rainfall can have on houses is overlooked. As an example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls can often mean that the rainwater goods are damaged.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to repair fairly cheaply, unless they are not unblocked on a regular basis. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are getting a house in Harrow, does the RICS surveyor search for any flooding damage?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes could all cause major floods, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. The home surveyor may ask the agent if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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