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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the right choice for my planned property purchase in Whetstone?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whetstone

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whetstone

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Whetstone) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example box frame construction or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whetstone

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Whetstone and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Whetstone property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Whetstone property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Whetstone Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a house next to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial waste material disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include methane gas generation. Potential health problems for example congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Whetstone will notice any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Barnet Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Whetstone surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Whetstone property will include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. When calculating the value of the property your surveyor should use knowledge of Whetstone as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Whetstone assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Whetstone. Can a Whetstone surveyor search for flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Independent), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Near Whetstone, the The Silk Stream and the Deans, Edgware, Dollis, Mutton and Wealdstone Brooks and their tributaries status was recently updated to 'No warnings' by the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 04/01/2013

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Whetstone and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Whetstone property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Whetstone property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Whetstone Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a house next to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial waste material disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include methane gas generation. Potential health problems for example congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Whetstone will notice any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Barnet Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Whetstone surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Whetstone property will include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. When calculating the value of the property your surveyor should use knowledge of Whetstone as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Whetstone assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Whetstone. Can a Whetstone surveyor search for flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Independent), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Near Whetstone, the The Silk Stream and the Deans, Edgware, Dollis, Mutton and Wealdstone Brooks and their tributaries status was recently updated to 'No warnings' by the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 04/01/2013

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