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Home Buyers Survey in Childs Hill

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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Childs Hill

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Childs Hill

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Childs Hill) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Childs Hill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Childs Hill

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Childs Hill and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Childs Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Childs Hill property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Childs Hill Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Will a conversion with stone walls generate lots of maintenance costs? What problems must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in Childs Hill should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. Deterioration of lime mortar can often be the cause of a wall's failure and collapse. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Childs Hill surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will use local Childs Hill market factors and other things relating to the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain key assumptions, for example there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Childs Hill area assumptions, such as use of parking or the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any environmental issues like mining activity, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

House Prices

There is a house in NW11 on with a local agent for £1, 028, 238. What will a Childs Hill chartered surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Childs Hill ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from the price of property such as plumbing problems or the size of bedrooms (single/double). You can try to weigh up prices against house prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £1, 048, 438, which is £20, 200 more than the asking price and the flat/house average was £952, 619. 51, Armitage Road, London, Barnet, Greater London, NW11 8QT a detached property sold for £1, 435, 000 .

An impartial way to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Childs Hill which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard.

A qualified surveyor should visit the property in addition to factoring in the variety of location factors that can impact on values.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I am planning to buy, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does a surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

During a Childs Hill Homebuyer Report a qualified surveyor will report on the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition. He or she is expected to report on possible problems relating to things like verifying the state of fixed appliances like storage radiators or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).