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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Johns Wood

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Johns Wood

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Johns Wood) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Johns Wood

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in St Johns Wood and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the St Johns Wood property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the St Johns Wood property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant St Johns Wood House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be asbestos walls being found in the home. What is asbestos and is it dangerous?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example ceiling boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in boilers.

All forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move it. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

St Johns Wood Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a St Johns Wood HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

House Prices

There is a Terraced house close to NW8 for £2, 445, 000. What things will a qualified RICS surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in St Johns Wood on a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect the price of property for example the existence of damp or its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It can help to analyse prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £2, 422, 500, which is £22, 500 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £1, 055, 459. 39, Ordnance Hill, London, City Of Westminster, Greater London, NW8 6PS a Terraced property sold for £210, 000 .

The most cost effective way for you to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in St Johns Wood which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

A RICS surveyor will always attend the site in addition to factoring in any other issues affecting values.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

Quite a common example is roof membrane movement or slippage. As part of Section E2, these elements are inspected by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1, but maintenance may still be necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in St Johns Wood and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the St Johns Wood property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the St Johns Wood property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant St Johns Wood House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be asbestos walls being found in the home. What is asbestos and is it dangerous?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example ceiling boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in boilers.

All forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move it. Professional advice must be taken without delay.



St Johns Wood Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a St Johns Wood HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

House Prices

There is a Terraced house close to NW8 for £2, 445, 000. What things will a qualified RICS surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in St Johns Wood on a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect the price of property for example the existence of damp or its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It can help to analyse prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £2, 422, 500, which is £22, 500 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £1, 055, 459. 39, Ordnance Hill, London, City Of Westminster, Greater London, NW8 6PS a Terraced property sold for £210, 000 .

The most cost effective way for you to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in St Johns Wood which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

A RICS surveyor will always attend the site in addition to factoring in any other issues affecting values.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

Quite a common example is roof membrane movement or slippage. As part of Section E2, these elements are inspected by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1, but maintenance may still be necessary.

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