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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tower Hill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tower Hill

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Tower Hill) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tower Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Tower Hill and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Tower Hill property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Tower Hill property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Tower Hill House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a maisonette close to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including commercial rubbish disposal. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns for example cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Tower Hill will find structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to City of London Local Authority and advise you .

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos was not fully prohibited until the late nineties and houses built prior to that date may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in water tanks. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of it is expensive but must be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will note the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian period home in Tower Hill.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Typically it is applied to underlying brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian buildings. It is very similar to plaster to apply. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can detail defects which can include trapped moisture culminating in internal damp problems. Other potential problems may be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Remedying Stucco problems can be costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Tower Hill and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Tower Hill property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Tower Hill property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Tower Hill House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a maisonette close to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including commercial rubbish disposal. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns for example cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Tower Hill will find structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to City of London Local Authority and advise you .



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos was not fully prohibited until the late nineties and houses built prior to that date may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in water tanks. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of it is expensive but must be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will note the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian period home in Tower Hill.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Typically it is applied to underlying brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian buildings. It is very similar to plaster to apply. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can detail defects which can include trapped moisture culminating in internal damp problems. Other potential problems may be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Remedying Stucco problems can be costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

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