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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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What Survey should I select for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Harrow

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Harrow

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in North Harrow) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Harrow

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey North Harrow

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in North Harrow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the North Harrow property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the North Harrow property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant North Harrow House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

When getting in North Harrow, should we be uneasy about a flood risk, and will the property surveyor inquire into possible flooding?

It is estimated that over two million houses are at a high risk of flood damage, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, 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. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty? I am buying a home in North Harrow. Will the Building Survey consider this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to insect infestation can cause significant expense for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. In North Harrow's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the thirties house I am interested to purchase it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will a Homebuyer Report in North Harrow go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in North Harrow your RICS surveyor will remark on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state.

This will include a general inspection of the unconcealed areas of the wiring and other possible problems relating to things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Inspecting any evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in North Harrow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the North Harrow property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the North Harrow property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant North Harrow House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

When getting in North Harrow, should we be uneasy about a flood risk, and will the property surveyor inquire into possible flooding?

It is estimated that over two million houses are at a high risk of flood damage, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, 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. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty? I am buying a home in North Harrow. Will the Building Survey consider this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to insect infestation can cause significant expense for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. In North Harrow's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the thirties house I am interested to purchase it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will a Homebuyer Report in North Harrow go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in North Harrow your RICS surveyor will remark on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state.

This will include a general inspection of the unconcealed areas of the wiring and other possible problems relating to things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Inspecting any evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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