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Home Buyers Survey in North Finchley

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 North Finchley

    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 North Finchley

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in North Finchley) 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 North Finchley

    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 North Finchley

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in North Finchley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the North Finchley property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a thorough analysis of the North Finchley property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant North Finchley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency home in North Finchley.

Stucco is actually a specific type of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is/was often found on Victorian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can detail defects such as moisture trapped behind paint

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when moisture under sills which causes detachment. Fixing problems with stucco may be costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a North Finchley property will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. When calculating the valuation the valuer will refer to experience of property in North Finchley and other considerations about the property for instance: desirability of the location. Surveyors also examine construction type and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no serious legal problems such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Additional local North Finchley area assumptions, like service connections, are made in addition to any North Finchley environmental issues like North Finchley planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I need to on guard for when intending to buy a property in North Finchley in a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. North Finchley surveyors are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local area issues and any relation they have with the home. The price of property will likely be significantly higher as a result of them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have fallen into disrepair for example - the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors can be expected to note if the home is/might be is designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are raised by your solicitor. Unsympathetic modifications to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.