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Home Buyers Survey in Barbican

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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 Barbican

    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 Barbican

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Barbican and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barbican property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the Barbican property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Barbican property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Barbican Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

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For a HomeBuyer Report on a Barbican property, what will 'E5 - Windows' cover?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

For a Barbican house, one issue is a rotted sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

House Prices

There is a flat in EC2Y with an asking price of £618, 277. What considerations will a qualified surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Barbican ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property like the square footage or the internal layout. It can help to look at values achieved in the nearby area for similar flats. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £616, 877, which is £1, 400 less than the amount being asked. The Cobalt Building, 10 - 15, Flat 21, Bridgewater Square, London, City Of London, Greater London, EC2Y 8AH recently sold for £146, 000 .

The best way to get an independent house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and how does the surveyor work it out?

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation in addition to a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise the correct valuation the valuer will use experience of property in Barbican as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Barbican area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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There may be pests at the house in Barbican we're buying, but we are not certain - Should we get a residential surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Barbican property may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.