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Valuation
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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 Upper Edmonton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upper Edmonton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Upper Edmonton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upper Edmonton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Upper Edmonton and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Upper Edmonton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension on the Upper Edmonton property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Upper Edmonton property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Upper Edmonton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Upper Edmonton home we plan to buy - What advice should we get?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Upper Edmonton property may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to vermin can include insecticides or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a property in the region a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial waste disposal. No one would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include methane gas generation. Potential health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Upper Edmonton will notice any structural problems resulting from the site. Your lawyer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Haringey Local Authority and advise you .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence may be a problem impacting the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be rectified quite easily. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months , but these should close up in Winter when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Upper Edmonton. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Upper Edmonton and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Upper Edmonton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension on the Upper Edmonton property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Upper Edmonton property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Upper Edmonton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Upper Edmonton home we plan to buy - What advice should we get?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Upper Edmonton property may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to vermin can include insecticides or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.



Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a property in the region a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial waste disposal. No one would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include methane gas generation. Potential health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Upper Edmonton will notice any structural problems resulting from the site. Your lawyer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Haringey Local Authority and advise you .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence may be a problem impacting the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be rectified quite easily. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months , but these should close up in Winter when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Upper Edmonton. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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