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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 Home Survey should I choose for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Muswell Hill

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Muswell Hill

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Muswell Hill) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as granite wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Muswell Hill

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Muswell Hill and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Muswell Hill property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Muswell Hill property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Muswell Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Building Survey cover this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Whether a house was built in 17012 or 20012, factors as varied as environmental conditions or Japanese knotweed can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, minor wall cracks in the bedroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Muswell Hill, your surveyor will consider

the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Muswell Hill. Can a RICS surveyor check for indications of flooding damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

No flood alerts were announced for Muswell Hill, according to the Environment Agency.

*This information correct - 4th Jan 2013

Building Surveys on houses

Should we upgrade to a full structural survey if buying a extended sixties house in Muswell Hill instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally still described as the Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is now defunct and and has been given a new title by RICS and the correct term is now the RICS Building Survey. This is the most appropriate survey to choose if buying a modified home such as a period Muswell Hill house. The formal report will typically give full and crucial insight concerning the buildings standard of construction and repair as well as any technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts of the house. For further info on home buyers surveys in Muswell Hill here.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Muswell Hill and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Muswell Hill property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Muswell Hill property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Muswell Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Building Survey cover this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Whether a house was built in 17012 or 20012, factors as varied as environmental conditions or Japanese knotweed can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, minor wall cracks in the bedroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Muswell Hill, your surveyor will consider



the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Muswell Hill. Can a RICS surveyor check for indications of flooding damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

No flood alerts were announced for Muswell Hill, according to the Environment Agency.

*This information correct - 4th Jan 2013

Building Surveys on houses

Should we upgrade to a full structural survey if buying a extended sixties house in Muswell Hill instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally still described as the Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is now defunct and and has been given a new title by RICS and the correct term is now the RICS Building Survey. This is the most appropriate survey to choose if buying a modified home such as a period Muswell Hill house. The formal report will typically give full and crucial insight concerning the buildings standard of construction and repair as well as any technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts of the house. For further info on home buyers surveys in Muswell Hill here.

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