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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Which HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Acton

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Acton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in North Acton) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Acton

    This is a professional valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in North Acton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the North Acton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the North Acton property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a North Acton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor check the state of the gas installations?

The RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the location of the meter as part of the North Acton survey, as well as gas connected fittings, for instance balanced flues. Your North Acton RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is an asbestos tank situated in the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials such as pipe lagging insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to displace it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a North Acton survey. Surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should offer advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property - What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a North Acton house may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in North Acton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the North Acton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the North Acton property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a North Acton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor check the state of the gas installations?

The RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the location of the meter as part of the North Acton survey, as well as gas connected fittings, for instance balanced flues. Your North Acton RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is an asbestos tank situated in the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials such as pipe lagging insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to displace it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a North Acton survey. Surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should offer advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property - What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a North Acton house may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

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