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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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What Survey is right for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Harrow

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Harrow

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in West Harrow) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Harrow

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in West Harrow and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the West Harrow property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the West Harrow property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant West Harrow Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the West Harrow Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency home in West Harrow.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish solid render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can detail potentially expensive to remedy problems such as water trapped behind paint which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when water gets in beneath DPCs which results in the render detaching. Re-covering problems with stucco may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older renovated farmhouse in West Harrow. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner, and Properties featuring traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. .

All forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb it. Professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will mention potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in West Harrow and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the West Harrow property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the West Harrow property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant West Harrow Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the West Harrow Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency home in West Harrow.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish solid render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can detail potentially expensive to remedy problems such as water trapped behind paint which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues



Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when water gets in beneath DPCs which results in the render detaching. Re-covering problems with stucco may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older renovated farmhouse in West Harrow. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner, and Properties featuring traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. .

All forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb it. Professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will mention potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

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