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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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Southgate

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Southgate

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in New Southgate) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Southgate

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often 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 have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in New Southgate and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the New Southgate property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the New Southgate property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a New Southgate Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a semi detached property in N11 priced at £439, 350. What different issues will your surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in New Southgate on a RICS valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect property values for example the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or whether the home is landlocked. As an indicator, one can try to set against the prices of house achieved in New Southgate at the same time for similar houses.

The average house price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £421, 650, which is £17, 700 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £328, 999. 7, Herbert Road, London, Haringey, Greater London, N11 2QN a semi detached home sold for £349, 500 .

The only way to get an accurate property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

The qualified surveyor should visit the site in addition to allowing for the myriad of area items that might affect values.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to rafters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist in New Southgate a quote for any suggested work.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the period property we want to lease we saw that there is old wiring - does a Homebuyer Report in New Southgate advise the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in New Southgate a qualified surveyor should usually add detail on the electrics if it looks like they are in a poor condition. A professional surveyor is required to potential areas for concern such as ascertaining the condition of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. heaters.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey. Looking at any documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in New Southgate .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in New Southgate and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the New Southgate property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the New Southgate property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a New Southgate Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a semi detached property in N11 priced at £439, 350. What different issues will your surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in New Southgate on a RICS valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect property values for example the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or whether the home is landlocked. As an indicator, one can try to set against the prices of house achieved in New Southgate at the same time for similar houses.

The average house price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £421, 650, which is £17, 700 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £328, 999. 7, Herbert Road, London, Haringey, Greater London, N11 2QN a semi detached home sold for £349, 500 .

The only way to get an accurate property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

The qualified surveyor should visit the site in addition to allowing for the myriad of area items that might affect values.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to rafters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist in New Southgate a quote for any suggested work.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the period property we want to lease we saw that there is old wiring - does a Homebuyer Report in New Southgate advise the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in New Southgate a qualified surveyor should usually add detail on the electrics if it looks like they are in a poor condition. A professional surveyor is required to potential areas for concern such as ascertaining the condition of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. heaters.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey. Looking at any documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in New Southgate .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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