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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 is the correct choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kilburn

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kilburn

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kilburn) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kilburn

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Kilburn and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Kilburn property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kilburn property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Kilburn Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

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Does the Kilburn surveyor look into the condition of the gas heaters?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes at the home, as well as gas associated installations e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Kilburn surveyor will not remove external fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Of course, gas can be deadly and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Camden based local Gas Safe registered companies include Mick The Plumber of 102 Chapel Street, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire Tel. 07973637439 and Jackson Jones Plumbing & Heating of 22 Malthouse Lane, Nether Heage, Belper, Derbyshire Tel. 07970752816.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Kilburn. What advice would you give? Does brick decay faster in Kilburn weather?

Brick-constructed apartments in Kilburn demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also show signs of a number of issues, including crypto-florescence and horizontal cracking. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with directions for remedy. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Webb E of 23 Watsons Rd, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 9DW on 0117-932 2936.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

External walls

For the Kilburn HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Kilburn and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Kilburn property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kilburn property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Kilburn Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the Kilburn surveyor look into the condition of the gas heaters?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes at the home, as well as gas associated installations e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Kilburn surveyor will not remove external fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Of course, gas can be deadly and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Camden based local Gas Safe registered companies include Mick The Plumber of 102 Chapel Street, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire Tel. 07973637439 and Jackson Jones Plumbing & Heating of 22 Malthouse Lane, Nether Heage, Belper, Derbyshire Tel. 07970752816.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Kilburn. What advice would you give? Does brick decay faster in Kilburn weather?

Brick-constructed apartments in Kilburn demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also show signs of a number of issues, including crypto-florescence and horizontal cracking. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with directions for remedy. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Webb E of 23 Watsons Rd, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 9DW on 0117-932 2936.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

External walls

For the Kilburn HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

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