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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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Which property survey is the correct choice for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Perivale

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Perivale

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Perivale) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Perivale

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Perivale and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Perivale property is an apartment, or is a period property, 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 thinking about whether to carry out any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Perivale property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Perivale Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a home in the region a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial waste disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include structurally instability .

Surveys in Perivale will flag up structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Ealing Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Perivale may be worth checking. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Most homes in Perivale are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could easily be caused by a number of factors. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Perivale which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. It is highly attractive and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Perivale Home Buyers Suveys can detail any number of problems for instance water trapped behind paint (assuming painted). Other potential problems may be when water enters below sills which results in detachment. Re-covering Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Perivale and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Perivale property is an apartment, or is a period property, 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 thinking about whether to carry out any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Perivale property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Perivale Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a home in the region a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial waste disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include structurally instability .

Surveys in Perivale will flag up structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Ealing Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Perivale may be worth checking. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Most homes in Perivale are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could easily be caused by a number of factors. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Perivale which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. It is highly attractive and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Perivale Home Buyers Suveys can detail any number of problems for instance water trapped behind paint (assuming painted). Other potential problems may be when water enters below sills which results in detachment. Re-covering Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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