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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in High Barnet

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in High Barnet

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in High Barnet) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example timber frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in High Barnet

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey High Barnet

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in High Barnet and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the High Barnet property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the High Barnet property's general condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a High Barnet Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in High Barnet , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we look for?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in High Barnet. Many residential properties could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like poor insulation. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to clay tiles. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of High Barnet, but it is a health and safety necessity. A builder can provide an estimate.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we should on guard for if purchasing a house in High Barnet near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local considerations and the relation may have on the property.

Property values are typically enhanced as a result of the areas retaining their original character.

Surveyors are trained to tell you if the home is possibly in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes a professional valuation in addition to a rebuilding cost. To estimate the valuation your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of High Barnet and other things about the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't factor in things like sales incentives.

Further High Barnet conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant High Barnet environmental problems like mining activity, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in High Barnet and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the High Barnet property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the High Barnet property's general condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a High Barnet Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in High Barnet , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we look for?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in High Barnet. Many residential properties could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like poor insulation. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to clay tiles. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of High Barnet, but it is a health and safety necessity. A builder can provide an estimate.



Conservation area

Are there any issues we should on guard for if purchasing a house in High Barnet near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local considerations and the relation may have on the property.

Property values are typically enhanced as a result of the areas retaining their original character.

Surveyors are trained to tell you if the home is possibly in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes a professional valuation in addition to a rebuilding cost. To estimate the valuation your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of High Barnet and other things about the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't factor in things like sales incentives.

Further High Barnet conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant High Barnet environmental problems like mining activity, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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