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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 Survey should I choose for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lower Edmonton

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lower Edmonton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lower Edmonton) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lower Edmonton

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring 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 Lower Edmonton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Lower Edmonton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Lower Edmonton property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Lower Edmonton Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Lower Edmonton might be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report review?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which

are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to verify if planning to buy a house in Lower Edmonton in a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by the local council.

A Building Surveyors need to have local knowledge of local factors and any bearing may have on the home. The price of property will likely be higher because of the areas being unspoilt.

Surveyors will inform you if the property might be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Lower Edmonton Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your legal representation. Out of keeping changes to the property should be advised, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s house with stone walls. What defects should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Lower Edmonton are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing mortar with a suitable material.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Lower Edmonton should be able to supply local stone.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Lower Edmonton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Lower Edmonton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Lower Edmonton property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Lower Edmonton Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Lower Edmonton might be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report review?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which



are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to verify if planning to buy a house in Lower Edmonton in a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by the local council.

A Building Surveyors need to have local knowledge of local factors and any bearing may have on the home. The price of property will likely be higher because of the areas being unspoilt.

Surveyors will inform you if the property might be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Lower Edmonton Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your legal representation. Out of keeping changes to the property should be advised, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s house with stone walls. What defects should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Lower Edmonton are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing mortar with a suitable material.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Lower Edmonton should be able to supply local stone.

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