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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 you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Potters Bar

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Potters Bar

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Potters Bar) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Potters Bar

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Potters Bar and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Potters Bar property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Potters Bar property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Potters Bar House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be bugs at the Potters Bar building we're buying, but we are not certain - Should we get a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Treatment for pests may include insecticides. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below mentioned that the had been issues with amateur repairs - What should we investigate during the survey?

Property in and around Potters Bar in good condition can be hiding serious roof maintenance problems. From the purlins to the ridge flashing, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of re-covering asphalt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact Farenden J & Son of 21 Carpenter Way, Potters Bar, EN6 5PZ on 01707 642820 for an estimate.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace. Technically all forms (including white) are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken not to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of it will probably be expensive but must be carried out by trained experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Potters Bar survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Potters Bar and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Potters Bar property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Potters Bar property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Potters Bar House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be bugs at the Potters Bar building we're buying, but we are not certain - Should we get a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Treatment for pests may include insecticides. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below mentioned that the had been issues with amateur repairs - What should we investigate during the survey?

Property in and around Potters Bar in good condition can be hiding serious roof maintenance problems. From the purlins to the ridge flashing, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of re-covering asphalt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact Farenden J & Son of 21 Carpenter Way, Potters Bar, EN6 5PZ on 01707 642820 for an estimate.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace. Technically all forms (including white) are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken not to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of it will probably be expensive but must be carried out by trained experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Potters Bar survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

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