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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 of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in The Ridgeway

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in The Ridgeway

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in The Ridgeway) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in The Ridgeway

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone 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 on a home in The Ridgeway and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the The Ridgeway property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the The Ridgeway property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a The Ridgeway House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property in The Ridgeway with stone walls create more problems? Which major defects should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in The Ridgeway should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative

front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a maisonette proximate to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. industrial refuse disposal. No one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveys in The Ridgeway will flag up any structural defects connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Enfield Local Authority and advise you .

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a The Ridgeway residential surveyor look for flood damage, or if the garden have been affected?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and the value of a house in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house in The Ridgeway or on adjacent sites. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

No recent flood alerts were found for The Ridgeway, according to the Environment Agency.

*Accurate as of 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in The Ridgeway and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the The Ridgeway property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the The Ridgeway property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a The Ridgeway House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property in The Ridgeway with stone walls create more problems? Which major defects should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in The Ridgeway should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative



front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a maisonette proximate to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. industrial refuse disposal. No one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveys in The Ridgeway will flag up any structural defects connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Enfield Local Authority and advise you .

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a The Ridgeway residential surveyor look for flood damage, or if the garden have been affected?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and the value of a house in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house in The Ridgeway or on adjacent sites. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

No recent flood alerts were found for The Ridgeway, according to the Environment Agency.

*Accurate as of 04/01/13

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