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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 the best choice for my prospective house purchase in Willesden?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Willesden

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Willesden

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Willesden) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for unconventional , for example stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Willesden

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Willesden and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Willesden property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Willesden property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Willesden House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I order the full structural survey when considering a substantially modified Edwardian bungalow near Willesden instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often described as a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer offered and has been superseded by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the right name is now the Building Survey. It is the correct property survey if buying an altered property, for example a neglected house. It should outline thorough and often critical advice on the property's construction in conjunction with any defects, following a thorough inspection of the

accessible areas of the house. For further info on property surveys - visit here.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor check out the condition of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the mains gas installation at the property, in addition to gas associated fittings, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The Willesden RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove gas fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this converted apartment needs work - what should we do?

Brick-constructed conversions in Willesden demonstrate several benefits, but they can also show signs of a range of defects. This could be anything from horizontal cracking to DPC failure.

For example, brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level and may require immediate attention. Celtic Brickwork may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 73 Alma Rd, Maesteg, CF34 9AN or 07577 918822.

Brick-build property have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, leading to a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Willesden and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Willesden property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Willesden property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Willesden House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I order the full structural survey when considering a substantially modified Edwardian bungalow near Willesden instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often described as a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer offered and has been superseded by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the right name is now the Building Survey. It is the correct property survey if buying an altered property, for example a neglected house. It should outline thorough and often critical advice on the property's construction in conjunction with any defects, following a thorough inspection of the



accessible areas of the house. For further info on property surveys - visit here.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor check out the condition of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the mains gas installation at the property, in addition to gas associated fittings, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The Willesden RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove gas fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this converted apartment needs work - what should we do?

Brick-constructed conversions in Willesden demonstrate several benefits, but they can also show signs of a range of defects. This could be anything from horizontal cracking to DPC failure.

For example, brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level and may require immediate attention. Celtic Brickwork may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 73 Alma Rd, Maesteg, CF34 9AN or 07577 918822.

Brick-build property have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, leading to a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

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