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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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Which Home Survey do I need for my planned property purchase in Holland Park?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Holland Park

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Holland Park

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Holland Park) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Holland Park

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Holland Park and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Holland Park property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Holland Park property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Holland Park Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the Holland Park surveyor investigate any flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Holland Park and nationwide, is a serious concern for homeowners, and property purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a property in Holland Park through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Holland Park area likely to affect the property in Holland Park also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The chartered surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No flood warnings were made for Holland Park, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 4th Jan 2013

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can wet conditions have on our new home in Holland Park, and does our Holland Park chartered surveyor mention it?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, rain and the effect it can have on property are not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. If you have only been to the house you are buying on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that downspouts are blocked include rotten wooden gutters. This can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

Whether buying in Holland Park or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Holland Park property with a loft conversion. What should we look for?

This is a common concern for buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many properties can still be subject to difficulties with the roof, for example, bad drainage. From the concrete tiles to the wind braces, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Holland Park, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in Holland Park will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A Holland Park builder with positive reviews should be able to assist with a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Holland Park and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Holland Park property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Holland Park property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Holland Park Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the Holland Park surveyor investigate any flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Holland Park and nationwide, is a serious concern for homeowners, and property purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a property in Holland Park through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Holland Park area likely to affect the property in Holland Park also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The chartered surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No flood warnings were made for Holland Park, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 4th Jan 2013



Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can wet conditions have on our new home in Holland Park, and does our Holland Park chartered surveyor mention it?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, rain and the effect it can have on property are not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. If you have only been to the house you are buying on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that downspouts are blocked include rotten wooden gutters. This can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

Whether buying in Holland Park or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Holland Park property with a loft conversion. What should we look for?

This is a common concern for buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many properties can still be subject to difficulties with the roof, for example, bad drainage. From the concrete tiles to the wind braces, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Holland Park, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in Holland Park will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A Holland Park builder with positive reviews should be able to assist with a quote.

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