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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tufnell Park

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tufnell Park

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tufnell Park) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this option for non standard , for example timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tufnell Park

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Tufnell Park and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tufnell Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Tufnell Park property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Tufnell Park Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example roof gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken however, never to move asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Tufnell Park survey. Your Tufnell Park surveyor should note potential asbestos during the Tufnell Park survey and will inform you of the options.

Window frame

In a Tufnell Park HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Loose glazing in a window frame is an example of this. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers in Tufnell Park deciding whether or not to purchase a Tufnell Park home. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Tufnell Park house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I am planning to buy, it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will the surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Tufnell Park Home Survey the home surveyor will mention the electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a general view of the superficial sections of the wiring as well as things, for example verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Tufnell Park and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tufnell Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Tufnell Park property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Tufnell Park Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example roof gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken however, never to move asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Tufnell Park survey. Your Tufnell Park surveyor should note potential asbestos during the Tufnell Park survey and will inform you of the options.



Window frame

In a Tufnell Park HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Loose glazing in a window frame is an example of this. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers in Tufnell Park deciding whether or not to purchase a Tufnell Park home. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Tufnell Park house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I am planning to buy, it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will the surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Tufnell Park Home Survey the home surveyor will mention the electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a general view of the superficial sections of the wiring as well as things, for example verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

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