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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 building survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Paddington

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Paddington

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Paddington) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example mundic or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Paddington

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Paddington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Paddington property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Paddington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Paddington Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house in Paddington - What can we do?

Houses will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. This concern should be taken seriously. Signs may not be obvious, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to vermin can include traps.

Building Surveys on houses

I'm unsure about the reason to upgrade to a full structural survey when looking into a modified semi detached house near Paddington instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally described as a Full Structural Survey, it is no longer available and has been re-titled by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. You should have the Building Survey for the property you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a mid 20th century of later Paddington house assembled from typical building materials. Bear in mind that certain restrictions exist with the survey - the surveyor is not authorised (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the house for example, or assess serviceability of a boiler.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a home close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including industrial waste disposal. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include tars and other hazardous materials .

Paddington RICS surveyors will notice structural issues connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Westminster Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Paddington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Paddington property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Paddington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Paddington Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house in Paddington - What can we do?

Houses will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. This concern should be taken seriously. Signs may not be obvious, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to vermin can include traps.



Building Surveys on houses

I'm unsure about the reason to upgrade to a full structural survey when looking into a modified semi detached house near Paddington instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally described as a Full Structural Survey, it is no longer available and has been re-titled by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. You should have the Building Survey for the property you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a mid 20th century of later Paddington house assembled from typical building materials. Bear in mind that certain restrictions exist with the survey - the surveyor is not authorised (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the house for example, or assess serviceability of a boiler.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a home close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including industrial waste disposal. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include tars and other hazardous materials .

Paddington RICS surveyors will notice structural issues connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Westminster Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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