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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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What property survey should I select for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southall Green

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southall Green

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Southall Green) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southall Green

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Southall Green and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Southall Green property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Southall Green property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Southall Green Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does a building surveyor in Southall Green look into during the survey?

This is a common concern for Southall Green home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Southall Green can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damp, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to slates. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior

to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. In order to determine the property's value the surveyor will relate to local Southall Green market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres.

Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings.

Additional local area conjectures like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to Southall Green environmental problems like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there is a risk of asbestos insulation being found in the home. What is asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials e.g. roof tiles.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in roof gutters.

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos during the Southall Green survey and should advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Southall Green and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Southall Green property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Southall Green property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Southall Green Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does a building surveyor in Southall Green look into during the survey?

This is a common concern for Southall Green home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Southall Green can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damp, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to slates. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior



to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. In order to determine the property's value the surveyor will relate to local Southall Green market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres.

Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings.

Additional local area conjectures like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to Southall Green environmental problems like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there is a risk of asbestos insulation being found in the home. What is asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials e.g. roof tiles.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in roof gutters.

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos during the Southall Green survey and should advise accordingly.

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