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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northwick Park

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northwick Park

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Northwick Park) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northwick Park

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Northwick Park and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Northwick Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Northwick Park property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Northwick Park Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor examine the serviceability of the gas mains supply?

The RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation for instance, as well as gas connected installations e.g. chimney linings. External fittings or covers won't actually be taken off. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal and if there are any concerns about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property in Northwick Park and the agent has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Hopton Wood stone. Are there any problems that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Poorly pointed or installed window frames can often cause problems for properties in Northwick Park with stone walls. Problems which impact stone-built properties in Northwick Park can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated render being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Purchasers renovating properties in Northwick Park should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Northwick Park, you can contact local suppliers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a Northwick Park house. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Houses are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Northwick Park and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Northwick Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Northwick Park property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Northwick Park Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor examine the serviceability of the gas mains supply?

The RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation for instance, as well as gas connected installations e.g. chimney linings. External fittings or covers won't actually be taken off. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal and if there are any concerns about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are harsh .



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property in Northwick Park and the agent has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Hopton Wood stone. Are there any problems that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Poorly pointed or installed window frames can often cause problems for properties in Northwick Park with stone walls. Problems which impact stone-built properties in Northwick Park can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated render being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Purchasers renovating properties in Northwick Park should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Northwick Park, you can contact local suppliers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a Northwick Park house. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Houses are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

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