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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Leonard Shoreditch

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Leonard Shoreditch

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in St Leonard Shoreditch) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard property such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Leonard Shoreditch

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in St Leonard Shoreditch and which would be cheaper?

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

If the St Leonard Shoreditch property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the St Leonard Shoreditch property's condition as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a St Leonard Shoreditch Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of insects in the study. Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a St Leonard Shoreditch house may not be asked by the lawyer. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include traps.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the St Leonard Shoreditch Building Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as sticking window frames. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

House Prices

There is a property close to good transport links in E2 for £362, 600. What different issues will your RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in St Leonard Shoreditch ?

There are a great number of factors which could affect property values e.g. any number of structural defects or the number and size of bedrooms at the home. One method is to put side by side values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The mean flat price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £345, 700, which is £16, 900 less than the amount you are paying. The combined house/flat average was £354, 000. Union Central, 78 - 94, Unit 4.05, Kingsland Road, London, Hackney, Greater London, E2 8DP sold for £645, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. A qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A professional qualified RICS surveyor should actually visit the building as well as allowing for the myriad of area issues affecting property prices.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in St Leonard Shoreditch and which would be cheaper?

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

If the St Leonard Shoreditch property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the St Leonard Shoreditch property's condition as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a St Leonard Shoreditch Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of insects in the study. Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a St Leonard Shoreditch house may not be asked by the lawyer. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include traps.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the St Leonard Shoreditch Building Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as sticking window frames. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

House Prices

There is a property close to good transport links in E2 for £362, 600. What different issues will your RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in St Leonard Shoreditch ?

There are a great number of factors which could affect property values e.g. any number of structural defects or the number and size of bedrooms at the home. One method is to put side by side values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The mean flat price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £345, 700, which is £16, 900 less than the amount you are paying. The combined house/flat average was £354, 000. Union Central, 78 - 94, Unit 4.05, Kingsland Road, London, Hackney, Greater London, E2 8DP sold for £645, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. A qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A professional qualified RICS surveyor should actually visit the building as well as allowing for the myriad of area issues affecting property prices.

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