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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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What property survey should I pick for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Maida Vale

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maida Vale

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Maida Vale) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maida Vale

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Maida Vale and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Maida Vale property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Maida Vale property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Maida Vale Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

What different issues will your qualified RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Maida Vale ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values such as the structural condition of the building or whether the property is on an adopted road. .

The only way for you to get a professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A chartered surveyor will visit the home in addition to allowing for any other location related influences affecting the value of property.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Maida Vale home surveyor inquire into signs of flooding, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office), and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for residences in flood-risk areas. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flood water can enter a residence through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a residence lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the house surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Maida Vale.

*information checked 04/01/2013

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there any issues that need to be investigated?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects such as delamination affect many stone-walled Maida Vale houses.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Maida Vale and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Maida Vale property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Maida Vale property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Maida Vale Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

What different issues will your qualified RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Maida Vale ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values such as the structural condition of the building or whether the property is on an adopted road. .

The only way for you to get a professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A chartered surveyor will visit the home in addition to allowing for any other location related influences affecting the value of property.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Maida Vale home surveyor inquire into signs of flooding, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office), and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for residences in flood-risk areas. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flood water can enter a residence through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a residence lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the house surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Maida Vale.

*information checked 04/01/2013

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there any issues that need to be investigated?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects such as delamination affect many stone-walled Maida Vale houses.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

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