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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Covent Garden

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Covent Garden

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in New Covent Garden) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Covent Garden

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in New Covent Garden and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the New Covent Garden property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the New Covent Garden property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a New Covent Garden Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When purchasing in New Covent Garden, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the home surveyor consider flood damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residential property in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The property surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

No flood warnings were made for New Covent Garden, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 4th January 2013

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to be conscious of if buying a house in New Covent Garden in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing they have on the home. The price of property will probably be inflated as a result of conservation areas being in good order. However many areas are falling into a state of neglect for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are trained to note if the property is/might be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your New Covent Garden Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unauthorised developments to the building will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your conveyancer.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a farmhouse in New Covent Garden. Will the age of the structure be a concern?

Many purchasers would like to own a unique or characterful property. Older construction methods and materials, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Properties featuring traditional methods can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for a home in one of New Covent Garden's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in New Covent Garden and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the New Covent Garden property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the New Covent Garden property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a New Covent Garden Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When purchasing in New Covent Garden, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the home surveyor consider flood damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residential property in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The property surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.



No flood warnings were made for New Covent Garden, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 4th January 2013

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to be conscious of if buying a house in New Covent Garden in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing they have on the home. The price of property will probably be inflated as a result of conservation areas being in good order. However many areas are falling into a state of neglect for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are trained to note if the property is/might be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your New Covent Garden Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unauthorised developments to the building will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your conveyancer.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a farmhouse in New Covent Garden. Will the age of the structure be a concern?

Many purchasers would like to own a unique or characterful property. Older construction methods and materials, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Properties featuring traditional methods can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for a home in one of New Covent Garden's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required.

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