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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Osterley Park

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Osterley Park

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Osterley Park) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Osterley Park

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Osterley Park and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Osterley Park property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Osterley Park property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Osterley Park Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the Osterley Park surveyor check the condition of the gas mains supply?

The RICS surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter at the building, as well as gas associated fittings such as chimney linings. However, the Osterley Park chartered surveyor won't remove any fittings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic waste disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include structurally instability. Potential health issues such as abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Osterley Park will examine any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Hounslow Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. What is asbestos, can it be removed and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in insulation for example. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to disturb the asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Osterley Park building survey. However, surveyors will mention suspected asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Osterley Park and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Osterley Park property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Osterley Park property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Osterley Park Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the Osterley Park surveyor check the condition of the gas mains supply?

The RICS surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter at the building, as well as gas associated fittings such as chimney linings. However, the Osterley Park chartered surveyor won't remove any fittings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties are harsh .



Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic waste disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include structurally instability. Potential health issues such as abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Osterley Park will examine any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Hounslow Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. What is asbestos, can it be removed and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in insulation for example. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to disturb the asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Osterley Park building survey. However, surveyors will mention suspected asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.

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