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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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.

Damaged Render

What will your RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency house in St Johns Wood.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact dense render. Typically stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly aesthetic and is found on Victorian properties. it can be problematic and St Johns Wood surveyors commonly focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as water trapped behind paint

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when moisture under flashings which results in detachment. Resolving problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we are interested to lease, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a St Johns Wood survey go into detail on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in St Johns Wood the home surveyor will comment on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state. A Home surveyor should also provide detail on issues like whether there are miniature circuit breakers or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every ten years (5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to consider downspouts?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is not considered. For instance, water pooling below gutters indicate that the drainage systems are blocked. Luckily, these defects are generally easy to remedy. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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.

Damaged Render

What will your RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency house in St Johns Wood.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact dense render. Typically stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly aesthetic and is found on Victorian properties. it can be problematic and St Johns Wood surveyors commonly focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as water trapped behind paint



Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when moisture under flashings which results in detachment. Resolving problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we are interested to lease, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a St Johns Wood survey go into detail on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in St Johns Wood the home surveyor will comment on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state. A Home surveyor should also provide detail on issues like whether there are miniature circuit breakers or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every ten years (5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to consider downspouts?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is not considered. For instance, water pooling below gutters indicate that the drainage systems are blocked. Luckily, these defects are generally easy to remedy. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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