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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hoxton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hoxton

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hoxton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hoxton

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Hoxton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hoxton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Hoxton property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Hoxton House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Hoxton property and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will your HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like a sticking door in the bathroom can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Hoxton, your surveyor will consider the impact

the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Small areas of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a converted barn in Hoxton. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Some buyers in Hoxton would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. For houses in Hoxton built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Hoxton property featuring traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for Grade I listed property, .

Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. This may end up costing more than initially budgeted. Mention this to your Hoxton surveyor for further advice.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types were commonly found in the building materials such as acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to displace the asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Hoxton Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and will offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Hoxton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hoxton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Hoxton property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Hoxton House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Hoxton property and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will your HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like a sticking door in the bathroom can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Hoxton, your surveyor will consider the impact



the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Small areas of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a converted barn in Hoxton. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Some buyers in Hoxton would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. For houses in Hoxton built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Hoxton property featuring traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for Grade I listed property, .

Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. This may end up costing more than initially budgeted. Mention this to your Hoxton surveyor for further advice.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types were commonly found in the building materials such as acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to displace the asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Hoxton Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and will offer advice.

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