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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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Which Survey is right for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Hendon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Hendon

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in West Hendon) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Hendon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the West Hendon property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the West Hendon property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a West Hendon Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a building in the region a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms including commercial refuse disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include heavy metals. Health concerns such as gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

West Hendon RICS surveyors will find structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Brent Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I need to be aware of when intending to buy a home in West Hendon inside a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with the local council. West Hendon surveyors must possess knowledge of local area factors and the bearing may have with the property. Property values is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of them being largely unspoilt However many of them are falling into are falling into a poor state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are expected note if the property is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a West Hendon Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by your conveyancer. Unconsented developments to the building may also be reported, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas appliances?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will visually look at any accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters as part of the West Hendon survey, as well as gas affiliated installations, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. A West Hendon qualified RICS surveyor will not remove any gas fittings and won't carry out any tests on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the West Hendon property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the West Hendon property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a West Hendon Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a building in the region a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms including commercial refuse disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include heavy metals. Health concerns such as gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

West Hendon RICS surveyors will find structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Brent Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I need to be aware of when intending to buy a home in West Hendon inside a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with the local council. West Hendon surveyors must possess knowledge of local area factors and the bearing may have with the property. Property values is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of them being largely unspoilt However many of them are falling into are falling into a poor state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are expected note if the property is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a West Hendon Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by your conveyancer. Unconsented developments to the building may also be reported, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas appliances?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will visually look at any accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters as part of the West Hendon survey, as well as gas affiliated installations, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. A West Hendon qualified RICS surveyor will not remove any gas fittings and won't carry out any tests on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

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