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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hornsey

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hornsey

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hornsey) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option for unconventional , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hornsey

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hornsey and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hornsey property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hornsey property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Hornsey Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a conversion with Wooton stone walls. What potential issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, contact a local stonemason or specialist. For example, Hornsey Mouldings, 46C Tottenham La, London, N8 7ED (Tel: 020 8347 0645) may be able to assist.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has mentioned subsidence has been a problem impacting the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Hornsey building will include a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will take into account knowledge of Hornsey and other things about the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate construction type and make certain key assumptions like there being no significant defects.

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. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any significant legal problems like building regulations having been complied. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area assumptions, such as access to a flat or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hornsey and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hornsey property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hornsey property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Hornsey Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a conversion with Wooton stone walls. What potential issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, contact a local stonemason or specialist. For example, Hornsey Mouldings, 46C Tottenham La, London, N8 7ED (Tel: 020 8347 0645) may be able to assist.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has mentioned subsidence has been a problem impacting the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Hornsey building will include a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will take into account knowledge of Hornsey and other things about the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate construction type and make certain key assumptions like there being no significant defects.

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. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any significant legal problems like building regulations having been complied. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area assumptions, such as access to a flat or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.

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