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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ravenscourt Park

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ravenscourt Park

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ravenscourt Park) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ravenscourt Park

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ravenscourt Park and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ravenscourt Park property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Ravenscourt Park property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Ravenscourt Park House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence may be a concern. Is this a severe risk, and what solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Ravenscourt Park. For example, water leaking from a cracked mains drainage pipe will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact will rainfall have on a Ravenscourt Park property? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

Both in Ravenscourt Park, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rain has on your home is not given more thought. One indication that drainage systems are a cause for concern is spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Fortunately, this is quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor check the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

Your chartered surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters at the building, as well as gas related appliances like ventilation of flue (if blocked). The external fittings however, won't be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ravenscourt Park and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ravenscourt Park property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Ravenscourt Park property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Ravenscourt Park House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence may be a concern. Is this a severe risk, and what solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Ravenscourt Park. For example, water leaking from a cracked mains drainage pipe will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.



Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact will rainfall have on a Ravenscourt Park property? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

Both in Ravenscourt Park, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rain has on your home is not given more thought. One indication that drainage systems are a cause for concern is spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Fortunately, this is quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor check the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

Your chartered surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters at the building, as well as gas related appliances like ventilation of flue (if blocked). The external fittings however, won't be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

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