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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hatch End

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hatch End

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hatch End) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hatch End

    This is an independent valuation . This 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 choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Hatch End and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Hatch End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Hatch End property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Hatch End Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to investigate rainwater goods? Also, if there is a problem, will they be disruptive to fix?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the impact high levels of rainfall can have on homes in Hatch End is rarely considered properly. If you have visited the new home in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage systems are damaged include spalling masonry, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to repair, if identified early. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Defective door frame

In a Hatch End HomeBuyer Report, what could a Condition Rating 1 mean for outside doors?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but regular upkeep may still be required. For a Hatch End house or flat, one issue is excess condensation in a double-glazed door. The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work where keys are available, but not forced open. Generally, where doors have obviously been replaced, relevant issues are considered. This can include overall quality, whether the frame provides adequate support, and building regulations have been met (e.g. FENSA and Certass).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be the source of maintenance problems for properties in Hatch End. Can your Home Buyers Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Hatch End buyers. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Hatch End surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Hatch End and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Hatch End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Hatch End property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Hatch End Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to investigate rainwater goods? Also, if there is a problem, will they be disruptive to fix?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the impact high levels of rainfall can have on homes in Hatch End is rarely considered properly. If you have visited the new home in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage systems are damaged include spalling masonry, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to repair, if identified early. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Defective door frame

In a Hatch End HomeBuyer Report, what could a Condition Rating 1 mean for outside doors?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but regular upkeep may still be required. For a Hatch End house or flat, one issue is excess condensation in a double-glazed door. The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work where keys are available, but not forced open. Generally, where doors have obviously been replaced, relevant issues are considered. This can include overall quality, whether the frame provides adequate support, and building regulations have been met (e.g. FENSA and Certass).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be the source of maintenance problems for properties in Hatch End. Can your Home Buyers Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Hatch End buyers. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Hatch End surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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