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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wood Green

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wood Green

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wood Green) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wood Green

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Wood Green and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Wood Green property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Wood Green property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Wood Green Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should high levels of rainfall have on our new Wood Green property? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Wood Green, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately rainfall and the effect it can have on Wood Green buildings are usually overlooked. One indication that gutters are blocked is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds. Technically all forms including white are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Wood Green home survey. Your Wood Green surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1981-built flat in Wood Green and found cracks across the render on the outside walls. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In some older structures cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb water.

In areas where clay soil is common, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Wood Green and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Wood Green property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Wood Green property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Wood Green Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should high levels of rainfall have on our new Wood Green property? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Wood Green, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately rainfall and the effect it can have on Wood Green buildings are usually overlooked. One indication that gutters are blocked is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds. Technically all forms including white are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Wood Green home survey. Your Wood Green surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1981-built flat in Wood Green and found cracks across the render on the outside walls. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In some older structures cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb water.

In areas where clay soil is common, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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