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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St James

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St James

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in St James) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St James

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in St James and which would be cheaper?

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

If the St James property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the St James property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant St James Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian home in St James.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Usually it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is often found on Georgian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and St James Building Surveys can report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance moisture trapped under paint coatings.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when moisture enters under flashings which causes the render detaching. Re-applying problems with stucco can be difficult as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a flat proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: commercial refuse. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health problems for example downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

St James surveyors will examine structural problems connected with the site. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Westminster Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

House Prices

What is the right amount to be buying a house in the centre of in St James for and what will a St James qualified RICS surveyor consider when conducting a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect the price of property for instance existence of building regulations for modifications or the direction the house faces. .

In order for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component. Your RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in St James and which would be cheaper?

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

If the St James property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the St James property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant St James Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian home in St James.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Usually it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is often found on Georgian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and St James Building Surveys can report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance moisture trapped under paint coatings.



Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when moisture enters under flashings which causes the render detaching. Re-applying problems with stucco can be difficult as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a flat proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: commercial refuse. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health problems for example downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

St James surveyors will examine structural problems connected with the site. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Westminster Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

House Prices

What is the right amount to be buying a house in the centre of in St James for and what will a St James qualified RICS surveyor consider when conducting a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can affect the price of property for instance existence of building regulations for modifications or the direction the house faces. .

In order for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component. Your RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

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