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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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.

Stone block wall damage

Can houses constructed with stone cause issues for the owner? Which problems should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

From Rockingstone Sandstone to Portland Cap Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as efflorescence affect many stone-walled property. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Upper Edmonton that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly aesthetic and is/was found on Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Upper Edmonton Building Surveys can detail any number of problems for instance damp trapped under paint

Another example of problems might be when water beneath flashings that causes the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Remedying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? What should we expect a Upper Edmonton Building Survey to include? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Upper Edmonton house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Patches of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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.

Stone block wall damage

Can houses constructed with stone cause issues for the owner? Which problems should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

From Rockingstone Sandstone to Portland Cap Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as efflorescence affect many stone-walled property. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.



Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Upper Edmonton that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly aesthetic and is/was found on Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Upper Edmonton Building Surveys can detail any number of problems for instance damp trapped under paint

Another example of problems might be when water beneath flashings that causes the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Remedying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? What should we expect a Upper Edmonton Building Survey to include? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Upper Edmonton house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Patches of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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