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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Totteridge

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Totteridge

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Totteridge) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Totteridge

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Totteridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Totteridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Totteridge property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Totteridge Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Chimney stacks

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Totteridge what could a Condition rating 3 mean for 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

They Chimney stacks are reviewed by eye if the roof is hard to access. The height of the chimney stack is insufficient to protect the roof is an example of a Section E defect.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers a clear understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.

Severe defects impacting the residence are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. If a residence does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Totteridge. What will we need to consider when purchasing older property? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Totteridge homes employing traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does damp weather have on a Totteridge home? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rain can have on a residence is overlooked by property buyers. One indication that drainage systems are blocked is corroded downspouts, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair, if identified early. If not maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Totteridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Totteridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Totteridge property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Totteridge Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Chimney stacks

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Totteridge what could a Condition rating 3 mean for 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

They Chimney stacks are reviewed by eye if the roof is hard to access. The height of the chimney stack is insufficient to protect the roof is an example of a Section E defect.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers a clear understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.



Severe defects impacting the residence are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. If a residence does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Totteridge. What will we need to consider when purchasing older property? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Totteridge homes employing traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does damp weather have on a Totteridge home? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rain can have on a residence is overlooked by property buyers. One indication that drainage systems are blocked is corroded downspouts, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair, if identified early. If not maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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