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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in High Holborn

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in High Holborn

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in High Holborn) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as mundic or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in High Holborn

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in High Holborn and which would be cheaper?

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

If the High Holborn property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the High Holborn property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the High Holborn property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a High Holborn House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to consider gutters? Can damaged gutters decrease our property's value?

Regular rainfall is common in High Holborn and across the country, but the effect which rain has on High Holborn houses is often overlooked by buyers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase in on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to remedy. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a High Holborn building will include a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the value of the property your surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the High Holborn market and other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction type and use other assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. It will be assumed that there aren't any serious legal issues such as access to the property over estate roadways. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant High Holborn environmental concerns like flood plains, 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. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause problems? I am buying a property in High Holborn. Will your Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in High Holborn and which would be cheaper?

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

If the High Holborn property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the High Holborn property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the High Holborn property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a High Holborn House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to consider gutters? Can damaged gutters decrease our property's value?

Regular rainfall is common in High Holborn and across the country, but the effect which rain has on High Holborn houses is often overlooked by buyers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase in on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to remedy. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation


Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a High Holborn building will include a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the value of the property your surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the High Holborn market and other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction type and use other assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. It will be assumed that there aren't any serious legal issues such as access to the property over estate roadways. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant High Holborn environmental concerns like flood plains, 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. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause problems? I am buying a property in High Holborn. Will your Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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