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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingsbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingsbury

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Kingsbury) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingsbury

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Kingsbury and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kingsbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Kingsbury property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Kingsbury Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and Should we still go ahead with the purchase?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms (including white) are deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will note suspected asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Kingsbury home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of Kingsbury and other considerations relating to the property e.g. accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use key assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

It will be assumed that there aren't any significant legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local Kingsbury area assumptions, like services, are made in addition to Kingsbury environmental problems like Kingsbury planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a home in Kingsbury. What does the property surveyor in Kingsbury look for?

This is a common concern for buyers in Kingsburywith a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Homes throughout Kingsbury can be blighted by bowing beams, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Kingsbury roofing specialist.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Kingsbury and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kingsbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Kingsbury property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Kingsbury Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and Should we still go ahead with the purchase?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms (including white) are deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will note suspected asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Kingsbury home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of Kingsbury and other considerations relating to the property e.g. accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use key assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

It will be assumed that there aren't any significant legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local Kingsbury area assumptions, like services, are made in addition to Kingsbury environmental problems like Kingsbury planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a home in Kingsbury. What does the property surveyor in Kingsbury look for?

This is a common concern for buyers in Kingsburywith a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Homes throughout Kingsbury can be blighted by bowing beams, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Kingsbury roofing specialist.

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