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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What Survey is the best choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lower Holloway

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lower Holloway

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lower Holloway) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lower Holloway

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lower Holloway property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Lower Holloway property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Lower Holloway Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor examine the safety of the gas supply?

A qualified surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. A Lower Holloway surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they do any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet conditions have on our new house in Lower Holloway, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather heavy rain and the effect it can have on Lower Holloway buildings are overlooked. For example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering may indicate that the gutters are blocked. Blocked rainwater goods can result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the building in Lower Holloway we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for a serious infestation may include insecticides or removal of infected furniture. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lower Holloway property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Lower Holloway property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Lower Holloway Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor examine the safety of the gas supply?

A qualified surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. A Lower Holloway surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they do any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet conditions have on our new house in Lower Holloway, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather heavy rain and the effect it can have on Lower Holloway buildings are overlooked. For example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering may indicate that the gutters are blocked. Blocked rainwater goods can result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the building in Lower Holloway we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for a serious infestation may include insecticides or removal of infected furniture. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

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