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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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Which property survey should I select for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ponders End

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ponders End

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Ponders End) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ponders End

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Ponders End and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Ponders End property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Ponders End property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ponders End Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Ponders End Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Ponders End that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Ponders End Building Surveys frequently report defects for instance horizontal pattern like cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when moisture beneath windows which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Ponders End residential property what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Missing bricks, for example, would be reported here.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider rainwater goods?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on a property is overlooked by home buyers. If you have visited the property you intend to purchase in the Summer, issues may have been hidden. Signs that drainage are blocked include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Ponders End and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Ponders End property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Ponders End property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ponders End Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Ponders End Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Ponders End that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Ponders End Building Surveys frequently report defects for instance horizontal pattern like cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when moisture beneath windows which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.



External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Ponders End residential property what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Missing bricks, for example, would be reported here.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider rainwater goods?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on a property is overlooked by home buyers. If you have visited the property you intend to purchase in the Summer, issues may have been hidden. Signs that drainage are blocked include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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