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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 the correct choice for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southgate

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southgate

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Southgate) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey for non standard property such as architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southgate

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Southgate and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Southgate property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southgate property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Southgate Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

In a Southgate HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns. In Southgate, examples include contact between the conservatory skirting and the soil. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may wet weather have on a house in Southgate, and does our HomeBuyer Report mention it? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is usually overlooked by house purchasers. For instance, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering can often mean that the gutters are blocked. This can lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Southgate home built in the early 40s, but it has clay foundations. Will a Building Survey look into this?

Whether a home was built in 1702 or 2002, factors as varied as weather or rising damp can create high maintenance costs for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies.

Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Southgate and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Southgate property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southgate property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Southgate Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

In a Southgate HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns. In Southgate, examples include contact between the conservatory skirting and the soil. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may wet weather have on a house in Southgate, and does our HomeBuyer Report mention it? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is usually overlooked by house purchasers. For instance, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering can often mean that the gutters are blocked. This can lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Southgate home built in the early 40s, but it has clay foundations. Will a Building Survey look into this?

Whether a home was built in 1702 or 2002, factors as varied as weather or rising damp can create high maintenance costs for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies.

Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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