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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ruislip

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ruislip

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ruislip) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ruislip

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Ruislip and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ruislip property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Ruislip property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Ruislip Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Ruislip subsidence could be worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. In some older buildings cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture

from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Victorian property might need repairs - what should we do? What impact do Ruislip environmental conditions have?

Brick converted property be subject to numerous defects, ranging from crumbling mortar to weathering. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, Lincoln Construction Ltd of 219 Newark Rd, Lincoln, LN5 8NP on 01522 523600.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface). The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a property near to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include heavy metals .

Homebuyer reports in Ruislip will note structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing searches of the Landmark database and Hillingdon Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Ruislip and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ruislip property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Ruislip property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Ruislip Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Ruislip subsidence could be worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. In some older buildings cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture



from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Victorian property might need repairs - what should we do? What impact do Ruislip environmental conditions have?

Brick converted property be subject to numerous defects, ranging from crumbling mortar to weathering. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, Lincoln Construction Ltd of 219 Newark Rd, Lincoln, LN5 8NP on 01522 523600.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface). The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a property near to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include heavy metals .

Homebuyer reports in Ruislip will note structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing searches of the Landmark database and Hillingdon Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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