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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Islington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Islington

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Islington) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as timber frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Islington

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Islington property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Islington Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Islington Home Survey to mention this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like a sticking door in the kitchen or cracks along the kitchen ceiling can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier,

and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Islington. What will we need to think about when buying a house built in around 1760? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many buyers in Islington have looked at purchasing a old, characterful home one day. The age of a structure, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Property constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced. If you are uncertain, speak to the property surveyor for more detail.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a house in Islington, does the home buyers survey check for indications of flooding, or if nearby homes have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are in danger of flooding, and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Islington property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Islington Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Islington Home Survey to mention this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like a sticking door in the kitchen or cracks along the kitchen ceiling can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier,



and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Islington. What will we need to think about when buying a house built in around 1760? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many buyers in Islington have looked at purchasing a old, characterful home one day. The age of a structure, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Property constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced. If you are uncertain, speak to the property surveyor for more detail.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a house in Islington, does the home buyers survey check for indications of flooding, or if nearby homes have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are in danger of flooding, and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

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