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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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What Survey do I need for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hendon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hendon

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hendon) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hendon

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free 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 Hendon and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Hendon property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the Hendon property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Hendon property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Hendon Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor inspect the safety of the gas flues?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas (and oil heaters) for example, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations such as chimney breasts. Any external fittings or housings will not be undone. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Barnet based local Gas Safe registered companies include S K Installation of 73, Renters Avenue, London Tel. 07984 299151 and G A Vincett of 2 Mountview Road, Kingsbury, London Tel. 07973228816.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could rainfall have on a property? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in Hendon, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rain can have on homes in Hendon is overlooked by property buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are under performing include water pooling below gutters. Poor drainage can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

In most cases, these defects are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously.However, the damage caused, where left untreated, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Hendon will include a surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. To properly appraise the property's value your independent surveyor will factor in area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like Hendon planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't 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 for a house in Hendon and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Hendon property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the Hendon property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Hendon property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Hendon Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor inspect the safety of the gas flues?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas (and oil heaters) for example, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations such as chimney breasts. Any external fittings or housings will not be undone. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Barnet based local Gas Safe registered companies include S K Installation of 73, Renters Avenue, London Tel. 07984 299151 and G A Vincett of 2 Mountview Road, Kingsbury, London Tel. 07973228816.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could rainfall have on a property? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in Hendon, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rain can have on homes in Hendon is overlooked by property buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are under performing include water pooling below gutters. Poor drainage can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

In most cases, these defects are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously.However, the damage caused, where left untreated, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Hendon will include a surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. To properly appraise the property's value your independent surveyor will factor in area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like Hendon planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't 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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