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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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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What Survey is right for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Harrow

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Harrow

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in West Harrow) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Harrow

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in West Harrow and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the West Harrow property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the West Harrow property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant West Harrow Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we intend to lease it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a West Harrow survey report on the wiring and fusebox?

During a Building Survey in West Harrow the surveyor should usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. The RICS surveyor is required to give detail on concerns such as examining the condition of fixed appliances like storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in West Harrow, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in West Harrow are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. Quite a common example is leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will also be mentioned in the report.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would need to check out when purchasing a home in West Harrow in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in West Harrow are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local factors and any effect they have with the property and its value. Values will likely be more than prices outside the area as a result of them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors will tell you whether the building might be is so classified and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Unconsented extensions to the property should be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in West Harrow and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the West Harrow property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the West Harrow property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant West Harrow Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we intend to lease it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a West Harrow survey report on the wiring and fusebox?

During a Building Survey in West Harrow the surveyor should usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. The RICS surveyor is required to give detail on concerns such as examining the condition of fixed appliances like storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).



Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in West Harrow, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in West Harrow are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. Quite a common example is leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will also be mentioned in the report.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would need to check out when purchasing a home in West Harrow in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in West Harrow are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local factors and any effect they have with the property and its value. Values will likely be more than prices outside the area as a result of them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors will tell you whether the building might be is so classified and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Unconsented extensions to the property should be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

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