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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Ealing

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Ealing

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in West Ealing) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Ealing

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Ealing and which one is cheaper?

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

If the West Ealing property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the West Ealing property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a West Ealing Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to consider rainwater goods?

Regular rainfall is common in West Ealing and across the country, but the impact heavy rain can have on your home is usually overlooked by home buyers. Signs that gutters are blocked include a waterlogged garden. This can lead to rising damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older warehouse conversion in West Ealing. What consequences will the timber frame have on regular maintenance?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner. Structures employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in the past - What does a West Ealing property surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is a common concern for house purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Homes throughout West Ealing can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From ridge flashing to decking, the whole roof should be reported on. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of West Ealing, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Ealing and which one is cheaper?

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

If the West Ealing property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the West Ealing property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a West Ealing Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to consider rainwater goods?

Regular rainfall is common in West Ealing and across the country, but the impact heavy rain can have on your home is usually overlooked by home buyers. Signs that gutters are blocked include a waterlogged garden. This can lead to rising damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve.



Traditionally built property

We are buying an older warehouse conversion in West Ealing. What consequences will the timber frame have on regular maintenance?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner. Structures employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in the past - What does a West Ealing property surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is a common concern for house purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Homes throughout West Ealing can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From ridge flashing to decking, the whole roof should be reported on. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of West Ealing, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

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