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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Barnet

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Barnet

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in New Barnet) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as stone wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Barnet

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in New Barnet and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the New Barnet property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the New Barnet property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a New Barnet House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor examine the safety of the gas heaters?

The will visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, as well as gas associated installations for example - associated asbestos. The New Barnet qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings nor will they run any tests of any kind on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Hertfordshire based local firms include J W Heating of 74A Barnet Gate Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire Tel. 07843 442101 and MDM Heating & Plumbing of 8 Lander Court, 48 Lyonsdown Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire Tel. 07766 549548.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we expect to lease, it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, does a the New Barnet surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in New Barnet the surveyor should usually remark on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include a by sight inspection of the unconcealed areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like checking the condition of the fitted electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators or the condition miniature circuit breakers. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in New Barnet might be worth checking. Is this a urgent concern, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in New Barnet and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the New Barnet property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the New Barnet property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a New Barnet House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor examine the safety of the gas heaters?

The will visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, as well as gas associated installations for example - associated asbestos. The New Barnet qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings nor will they run any tests of any kind on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Hertfordshire based local firms include J W Heating of 74A Barnet Gate Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire Tel. 07843 442101 and MDM Heating & Plumbing of 8 Lander Court, 48 Lyonsdown Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire Tel. 07766 549548.



Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we expect to lease, it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, does a the New Barnet surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in New Barnet the surveyor should usually remark on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include a by sight inspection of the unconcealed areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like checking the condition of the fitted electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators or the condition miniature circuit breakers. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in New Barnet might be worth checking. Is this a urgent concern, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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