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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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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.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I need to be wary of when planning to buy a converted house in Hendon in a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local area factors and any effect may have on the property. The price of property tends to be enhanced owing to them being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors can be expected to advise you if the home could be within a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are raised by your

conveyancer. Out of keeping developments to the property should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser. Sinclairs are a local firm situated at 20 Watford Way, Barnet, London, NW4 3AD might be able help you with further information. Tel: 020 8202 8222

Damaged Render

What problems will a Hendon Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian home in Hendon which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just a type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often problematic and Hendon Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal defects for example, lateral hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems might be when water gets in below windows which causes large areas of detachment. Resolving problems can be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can create problems for properties in Hendon. Can your House Survey consider this?

Factors from mould to insect infestation can cause problems for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like sticking window frames or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

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.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I need to be wary of when planning to buy a converted house in Hendon in a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local area factors and any effect may have on the property. The price of property tends to be enhanced owing to them being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors can be expected to advise you if the home could be within a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are raised by your



conveyancer. Out of keeping developments to the property should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser. Sinclairs are a local firm situated at 20 Watford Way, Barnet, London, NW4 3AD might be able help you with further information. Tel: 020 8202 8222

Damaged Render

What problems will a Hendon Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian home in Hendon which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just a type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often problematic and Hendon Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal defects for example, lateral hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems might be when water gets in below windows which causes large areas of detachment. Resolving problems can be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can create problems for properties in Hendon. Can your House Survey consider this?

Factors from mould to insect infestation can cause problems for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like sticking window frames or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

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