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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 is right for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northfields

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northfields

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Northfields) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northfields

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Northfields and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Northfields property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Northfields property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Northfields Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with cracked supports. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many residential properties may be exposed to roofing woes. From sheathing to valley gutters, the whole roof should be investigated. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Northfields.

Stucco is actually dense solid render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. It is very beautiful and is found on Georgian homes. it can be problematic and Northfields Homebuyer Reports frequently show any number of problems such as horizontal hairline cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when water below windows that causes the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-coating problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would be advised to be aware of when buying a house in Northfields in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Northfields surveyors are required by RICS to have knowledge of local considerations and the relation they have on the building. House prices will probably be significantly higher due to them being in their original state. However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors will tell you whether the property could be so designated and Section I of a Northfields Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out by your legal representation. Unauthorised changes to the property may also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal representative.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Northfields and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Northfields property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Northfields property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Northfields Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with cracked supports. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many residential properties may be exposed to roofing woes. From sheathing to valley gutters, the whole roof should be investigated. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.



However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Northfields.

Stucco is actually dense solid render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. It is very beautiful and is found on Georgian homes. it can be problematic and Northfields Homebuyer Reports frequently show any number of problems such as horizontal hairline cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when water below windows that causes the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-coating problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would be advised to be aware of when buying a house in Northfields in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Northfields surveyors are required by RICS to have knowledge of local considerations and the relation they have on the building. House prices will probably be significantly higher due to them being in their original state. However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors will tell you whether the property could be so designated and Section I of a Northfields Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out by your legal representation. Unauthorised changes to the property may also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal representative.

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