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Homebuyer
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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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the Lower Holloway Home Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Lower Holloway, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil moisture levels must

be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Stone block wall damage

Can Hopton Wood stone-built homes be difficult to repair. Are there any problems that need to be investigated, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Lower Holloway that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually dense render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. It is highly beautiful and is common on some Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Lower Holloway Building Surveys commonly discover any number of problems e.g. water trapped behind paint (assuming painted).

Another example of problems may be when moisture enters under windows that causes the render detaching. Re-coating Stucco problems may be costly as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the Lower Holloway Home Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Lower Holloway, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil moisture levels must



be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Stone block wall damage

Can Hopton Wood stone-built homes be difficult to repair. Are there any problems that need to be investigated, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Lower Holloway that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually dense render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. It is highly beautiful and is common on some Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Lower Holloway Building Surveys commonly discover any number of problems e.g. water trapped behind paint (assuming painted).

Another example of problems may be when moisture enters under windows that causes the render detaching. Re-coating Stucco problems may be costly as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

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