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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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What Survey should I select for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kentish Town

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kentish Town

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Kentish Town) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kentish Town

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Kentish Town and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kentish Town property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Kentish Town property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Kentish Town property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Kentish Town Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we commission the full structural survey if purchasing a abandoned sixties cottage in Kentish Town as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes described as the Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer available has actually been replaced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If buying a modified Kentish Town property e.g. a period house - it is now the most suitable selection of survey. It will typically give comprehensive

and critical professional advice in relation to the buildings construction and uses in conjunction with any defects, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. Outside buildings will typically be looked at.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does rainfall have on a property? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the effect which rainfall has on buildings in Kentish Town is overlooked by property buyers. One indication that drainage systems are a cause for concern is rusted iron elements. This can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

The good news is that guttering issues are generally easy to fix. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor take into account on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Kentish Town that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The effect is highly appealing and is often found on Regency buildings. it can be problematic and Kentish Town Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover any number of problems such as lateral cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems might be when dampness below sills that results in detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Kentish Town and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kentish Town property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Kentish Town property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Kentish Town property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Kentish Town Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we commission the full structural survey if purchasing a abandoned sixties cottage in Kentish Town as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes described as the Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer available has actually been replaced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If buying a modified Kentish Town property e.g. a period house - it is now the most suitable selection of survey. It will typically give comprehensive



and critical professional advice in relation to the buildings construction and uses in conjunction with any defects, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. Outside buildings will typically be looked at.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does rainfall have on a property? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the effect which rainfall has on buildings in Kentish Town is overlooked by property buyers. One indication that drainage systems are a cause for concern is rusted iron elements. This can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

The good news is that guttering issues are generally easy to fix. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor take into account on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Kentish Town that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The effect is highly appealing and is often found on Regency buildings. it can be problematic and Kentish Town Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover any number of problems such as lateral cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems might be when dampness below sills that results in detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are getting harder to find.

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