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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 right for my planned property purchase in Seven Sisters?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Seven Sisters

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Seven Sisters

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Seven Sisters) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Seven Sisters

    This is a professional valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Seven Sisters and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Seven Sisters property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Seven Sisters property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Seven Sisters House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

A qualified surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected at the property, in addition to gas associated gas installations in the house e.g. chimney breasts or flues. However, the Seven Sisters RICS surveyor won't remove any gas fittings nor will they conduct any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will your Seven Sisters Home Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. In Seven Sisters's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Seven Sisters house's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and a reinstatement cost. To work out an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will use area knowledge and other things about the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider materials used and use other assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Seven Sisters conjectures, such as use of parking or connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like nearby pubs, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Seven Sisters and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Seven Sisters property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Seven Sisters property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Seven Sisters House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

A qualified surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected at the property, in addition to gas associated gas installations in the house e.g. chimney breasts or flues. However, the Seven Sisters RICS surveyor won't remove any gas fittings nor will they conduct any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will your Seven Sisters Home Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. In Seven Sisters's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Seven Sisters house's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and a reinstatement cost. To work out an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will use area knowledge and other things about the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider materials used and use other assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Seven Sisters conjectures, such as use of parking or connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like nearby pubs, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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