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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 Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Acton

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Acton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in West Acton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as mundic or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Acton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in West Acton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the West Acton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Acton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant West Acton Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that pooling water on the roof had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the West Acton property surveyor look into during the survey?

This is often asked by buyers who know that homes can be hiding serious damage to the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking. The house surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of West Acton, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder in West Acton.

House Prices

There is a property in the centre of W3 in West Acton for £281, 373. What things will a RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in West Acton ?

There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for instance the state of the roof or the over all desirability of the street. It is useful to look at the prices of flat achieved in West Acton at the same time for similar properties. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £257, 873, which is £23, 500 less than the price you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £432, 685. Trentham Court, Flat 118, Victoria Road, London, Ealing, Greater London, W3 6BF a new build leasehold flat sold for £297, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation by default.

A professional surveyor will always actually visit the property in addition to allowing for the myriad of area influences that have a bearing on values.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a West Acton property but are worried about bugs. What can we do?

Houses will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to pests can include use of poison or destruction of tainted materials.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your home surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in West Acton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the West Acton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Acton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant West Acton Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that pooling water on the roof had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the West Acton property surveyor look into during the survey?

This is often asked by buyers who know that homes can be hiding serious damage to the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking. The house surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of West Acton, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder in West Acton.



House Prices

There is a property in the centre of W3 in West Acton for £281, 373. What things will a RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in West Acton ?

There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for instance the state of the roof or the over all desirability of the street. It is useful to look at the prices of flat achieved in West Acton at the same time for similar properties. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £257, 873, which is £23, 500 less than the price you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £432, 685. Trentham Court, Flat 118, Victoria Road, London, Ealing, Greater London, W3 6BF a new build leasehold flat sold for £297, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation by default.

A professional surveyor will always actually visit the property in addition to allowing for the myriad of area influences that have a bearing on values.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a West Acton property but are worried about bugs. What can we do?

Houses will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to pests can include use of poison or destruction of tainted materials.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your home surveyor.

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