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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Lukes

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Lukes

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Lukes) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Lukes

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in St Lukes and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the St Lukes property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the St Lukes property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant St Lukes Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of white asbestos pipe insulation being found in the flat. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in St Lukes go into it?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including pipe insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in paper lining. Technically all forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a St Lukes survey. Your St Lukes surveyor should report on potential asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a building next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: domestic waste disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include methane gas generation. Potential health problems for example birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

St Lukes RICS surveyors will notice any structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Islington Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in St Lukes. What advice would a surveyor in St Lukes give? Does brick decay faster in St Lukes weather?

Brick-built St Lukes buildings do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also indicate considerable issues, such as badly applied render. For example, damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Sowerby, 1 The Rise, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE20 9LJ on 01661 825145 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in St Lukes should consider that a good selection of methods and styles have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in St Lukes and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the St Lukes property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the St Lukes property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant St Lukes Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of white asbestos pipe insulation being found in the flat. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in St Lukes go into it?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including pipe insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in paper lining. Technically all forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.



Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a St Lukes survey. Your St Lukes surveyor should report on potential asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a building next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: domestic waste disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include methane gas generation. Potential health problems for example birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

St Lukes RICS surveyors will notice any structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Islington Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in St Lukes. What advice would a surveyor in St Lukes give? Does brick decay faster in St Lukes weather?

Brick-built St Lukes buildings do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also indicate considerable issues, such as badly applied render. For example, damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Sowerby, 1 The Rise, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE20 9LJ on 01661 825145 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in St Lukes should consider that a good selection of methods and styles have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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