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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kings Cross

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kings Cross

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kings Cross) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kings Cross

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kings Cross and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Kings Cross property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kings Cross property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Kings Cross House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about vermin. What can we do?

Houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment or removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Substandard guttering

On a Kings Cross HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

A fairly common example may be undersized gutters. The drainage system is inspected visually. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a Kings Cross home. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the residence in question will need some work. This may not be urgent, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Kings Cross RICS surveyor investigate flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Independent); sensible owners and house buyers in Kings Cross are right to consider precautions. 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 property through several routes, including window frames. An awareness of characteristics of the Kings Cross area likely to affect the property also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The chartered surveyor will usually recommend that the house buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Kings Cross.

*Correct as of 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kings Cross and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Kings Cross property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kings Cross property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Kings Cross House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about vermin. What can we do?

Houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment or removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Substandard guttering

On a Kings Cross HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

A fairly common example may be undersized gutters. The drainage system is inspected visually. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a Kings Cross home. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the residence in question will need some work. This may not be urgent, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Kings Cross RICS surveyor investigate flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Independent); sensible owners and house buyers in Kings Cross are right to consider precautions. 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 property through several routes, including window frames. An awareness of characteristics of the Kings Cross area likely to affect the property also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The chartered surveyor will usually recommend that the house buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Kings Cross.

*Correct as of 04/01/13

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