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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Knightsbridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Knightsbridge

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Knightsbridge) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Knightsbridge

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Knightsbridge and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Knightsbridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Knightsbridge property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Knightsbridge property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Knightsbridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Knightsbridge, and will the chartered surveyor inquire into indications of water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and owning a home in Knightsbridge in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

No recent flood warnings were given for Knightsbridge, according to the Environment Agency.

*04/01/2013

Other external areas of the property

In a Knightsbridge HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch is an example.

Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Such issues can have a significant impact on a Knightsbridge property's value.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has suggested subsidence is an issue affecting the apartment. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Knightsbridge Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. Many homes are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, putting a strain on the foundations and causing movement. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Knightsbridge and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Knightsbridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Knightsbridge property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Knightsbridge property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Knightsbridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Knightsbridge, and will the chartered surveyor inquire into indications of water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and owning a home in Knightsbridge in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

No recent flood warnings were given for Knightsbridge, according to the Environment Agency.

*04/01/2013



Other external areas of the property

In a Knightsbridge HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch is an example.

Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Such issues can have a significant impact on a Knightsbridge property's value.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has suggested subsidence is an issue affecting the apartment. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Knightsbridge Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. Many homes are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, putting a strain on the foundations and causing movement. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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