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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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.

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

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a building in Maida Vale. What should we do?

Purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the late 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include, 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. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as sticking window frames. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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.

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

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a building in Maida Vale. What should we do?

Purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the late 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include, 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. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as sticking window frames. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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