If you are looking at buying a property, then homebuyer surveys are a good way to avoid any unexpected repair costs in the future. When buying a property, you need to think objectively, and money spent on a survey could help you save thousands by providing you with the knowledge and ammunition to either negotiate a price reduction or even walk away from the property.
With a home surveyor working by your side, you can ensure you are paying exactly what the property is worth.
Buying a home is an exciting time and it is easy to get swept up in the excitement and overlook property defects. Wouldn’t you like to rest easy knowing that your new home is safe to occupy for you and your family. A survey will provide you with impartial advice on the state of the property and allow you to make an informed choice.
We offer three types of property survey reports for you to choose from. Take a look below at our options:
A property valuation report is where a surveyor will assess your new property in order to obtain its real value. This will include an internal and external inspection of the property. The report will also look at factors like recent sales in the area and property market trends.Request more information >
A HomeBuyer report covers the general condition of the property and will help you find out if there are any structural problems such as subsidence or damp. The home buyers report will let you know any issues the building might have and allow you to make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property.Request more information >
The building survey is the most comprehensive report of its kind and provides an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition. It will include advice on and defects found and include maintenance and repair options. Building surveys are conducted by Chartered Surveyors to ensure the highest standards are met.Request more information >
Home Surveys London
Homebuyer reports and Building Surveys can be pricey, and surveyor costs vary widely. My Conveyancing Specialist has made the surveying procedure more affordable, straightforward, and efficient. Because of our considerable expertise and insight into the London property market, you can be certain that the Home Survey for your relocation is in competent hands.
If you are purchasing a home in London, we can connect you with a professional, competent Chartered Surveyor who will do an economical, fast house survey. With the average house cost in the UK increasing every year, it is critical that you be informed of the fundamental state of the house you are purchasing and if any costly repair work is required. Our London surveyors are all skilled, informed, and eager to provide you with an outstanding solution. Join the numerous customers who have saved time and money on their London Chartered Surveyor by using My Conveyancing Specialist; simply click on the appropriate link below:
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If you’re looking for a Chartered Surveyor in London, you’ve come to the perfect spot. My Conveyancing Specialist can provide you with a professional quote from one of our RICS-regulated, professional Chartered Surveyors in your region, making it simple for you to get the best offer. Look no further than My Conveyancing Specialist if you need a Property Valuation Report, HomeBuyers Survey, or Building Survey Report.
It only takes a few seconds to get a Property Valuation Report, HomeBuyer Reports, and Building Surveys for your new place. Our Chartered Surveyors work across all the areas of London. Fill out our fast and simple quote form, and we’ll get you a competitive, professional, and free estimate right away.
If you’re looking for a home survey in London, there’s no better choice than My Conveyancing Specialist. All of our Chartered Surveyors are regulated and credit checked, so you can be sure you’re getting a professional service. And with all our partners being RICS regulated, you can be confident that they’re experts in their field.
What’s more, we offer a free quotation so you can get an idea of how much it will cost before you commit. And with our simple online search tool, it takes seconds to find the best Surveyor for your needs. Plus, we cover London and the surrounding areas, so you’re sure to find someone local to you.
So if you’re looking for a home survey, make sure you choose My Conveyancing Specialist. With our experience and expertise, you can be sure you’re in good hands.
We want to make sure you are assured about Property Reports and Valuations in London
When you’re buying or selling a property, it’s important to understand the various reports and valuations that may be carried out. Here at My Conveyancing Specialist, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to feel confident about your property transaction.
HBR’s, PVR’s and BSR’s are all acronyms that stand for different types of reports and valuations.
At My Conveyancing Specialist, we can help you to understand all of the reports and valuations that may be carried out on your property. We will also provide you with expert guidance on how to interpret the findings of these reports, so that you can make confident decisions about your move. Contact us today to find out more.
RICS Condition Report (Level 1)
RICS Condition Report (Level 1) is a report compiled by an RICS Chartered Surveyor which assesses the general condition of a property during the time of inspection. It is carried out prior to purchase, sale or re-mortgage and gives an overview of any major or minor faults that may be present.
The RICS Condition Report (Level 1) is not as comprehensive as a RICS Homebuyers Report (Level 2) or a RICS Building Survey (Level 3), however, it is often sufficient for properties that are in a good condition with few, if any, obvious defects.
The RICS Condition Report (Level 1) will include:
– An assessment of the property’s condition
– A description of any significant defects or problems
– Recommendations for further investigation (if necessary)
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that contains information about the energy performance of a property. The certificate includes an energy efficiency rating, which is calculated using a standardized method. This rating provides an indication of how energy efficient a property is, and can be used to compare properties of different types and sizes.
The certificate also contains information about the potential for improvement of the property’s energy performance. The certificate is valid for 10 years.
Energy Performance Certificates are required by law when a property is built, sold, or rented. They are also required when a property undergoes major renovations.
The purpose of Energy Performance Certificates is to provide information that can help reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency. The certificates can also be used to support the development of policies and programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
RICS Homebuyers Survey (Level 2)
The RICS Homebuyers Survey (Level 2) is carried out by a qualified RICS surveyor. They will assess the property’s value, as well as any potential problems that could affect the price. The report will also include advice on repairs and maintenance that may be needed.
The RICS Homebuyers Survey (Level 2) is a detailed report which includes:
– A valuation of the property
– An assessment of the condition of the property
– Advice on repairs and maintenance that may be needed
– RICS Homebuyers Survey (Level 2) reports are comprehensive and easy to understand, making them an essential part of the home buying process.
RICS Building Survey (Level 3)
RICS Building Survey (Level 3) is the most comprehensive and detailed of all RICS surveys. It is suitable for all types of commercial and residential property, including listed buildings. The RICS Building Survey includes a full schedule of condition, which details the condition of each element of the property. RICS Registered Valuers will also provide an independent market value and reinstatement cost assessment.
The RICS Building Survey is suitable for properties that are:
– Listed buildings
– Older properties
– Properties in need of major repair or renovation
– Properties with significant defects
– Properties with complex construction
Residential valuations of London
Over the previous year, the average price of properties in London has been £771,693.
The bulk property sales in London during the last year were flats, with an average price of £573,413 sold. Terraced houses sold for an average of £916,757, while semi-detached houses sold for £977,024.
Overall, sales prices in London were 7% higher than the previous year and 13% higher than the 2019 peak of £688,393.
These reports give our first level of assurance and are comparable to those used by mortgage lenders to evaluate the ‘value for money’ of your new property.
Our ‘PVRs’ ascertain:
It is vital to highlight that a Valuation is not a survey because it lacks the following components:
If this is right for you, our Property Valuation Report can reassure you. My Conveyancing Specialist can provide you with the above-mentioned reports for London; all you have to do is fill out our fast and simple direct quote. You will receive a quotation in seconds and can be sure that it will be affordable.
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The Home Buyer Report is a valuable tool for anyone considering purchasing a property, as it provides an overview of the property’s condition. It can be used to negotiate the purchase price of a property, as it highlights any potential problems that may need to be addressed. If you are considering purchasing a property, it is important to obtain a Home Buyer Report so that you can be fully informed about its condition.
An HBR is a survey for conventional properties that looks at the following issues:
If you’re looking for further reassurance when buying a property, we recommend requesting a Home Buyers Report. You can get a free quotation for this service in seconds, simply by entering your postcode into our search tool. For properties in London, this report will provide you with an independent assessment of the condition of the property, as well as highlight any potential problems that may need to be addressed.HomeBuyer Report >>
A BSR is a document that provides information about the condition of a property. It is used by potential buyers to make an informed decision about whether to purchase the property, and by lenders to assess the risk of lending money against it.
The report will contain information about the property’s condition, including any defects or problems that are found. It is important to remember that a building survey report is not a guarantee of the property’s condition; it is simply a snapshot of what is found at the time of the survey.
If you are considering purchasing a property, it is strongly recommended that you commission a building survey report from a qualified professional surveyor. This will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you are aware of any potential problems with the property before you commit to purchasing it.
If you are a lender, commissioning a building survey report will help you to assess the risk of lending money against a particular property. This is because the report will highlight any defects or problems that could potentially reduce the value of the property.
Building survey reports can be used for both residential and commercial properties. However, it is important to note that the report will only cover the condition of the property itself; it will not provide information about the surrounding area or local amenities.
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Do I need a Property Valuation Report, Home Buyer Reports or a Building Survey Report London
When you’re thinking about buying a property, it’s important to understand the difference between a property valuation report, a home buyer report, and a building survey report. Depending on your needs and the condition of the property you’re interested in, one of these reports may be more suitable for you than the others.
A property valuation report is typically used by mortgage lenders to assess the value of a property. This report will give you an estimate of the current market value of the property, as well as any potential risks or problems that could affect the value of the property in the future.
A home buyer report is a more detailed report that includes information on the condition of the property, as well as any potential repairs or maintenance that may be needed. This report is typically used by buyers who are looking to purchase a property that needs some work, or who want to be sure that they are getting a good deal on the property they are interested in.
A building survey report is the most comprehensive of the three types of reports, and includes information on the condition of the property, as well as any major repairs or renovations that may be needed. This report is typically used by buyers who are looking to purchase a property that needs significant work, or who want to be sure that they are getting a good deal on the property they are interested in.
If you’re not sure which type of report is right for you, it’s a good idea to speak to us to discuss your concern. Please feel free to Contact Us for further advice and reassurance.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the southeast of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia.
It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, “London” has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire, which today largely makes up Greater London, a region governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
London is a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world’s most populous cities as well as its cultural capital. It hosts four Universities within its boundaries. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.
London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. Its estimated mid-2016 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London) was 8,787,892, the largest of any city in the European Union and accounting for 13.4% of the United Kingdom’s population. London’s urban area is the second most populous in the EU, after Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census.
Crime rates in London
In 2021, the overall crime rate in London was 87 crimes per 1,000 inhabitants, with violent and sexual offenses accounting for around 27 out of every 1,000 residents. In comparison to the rest of the UK, London’s crime rate is 9% higher than the national average of 79.52 per 1,000 inhabitants.
Westminster is the most hazardous of London’s boroughs. Kensington and Chelsea are the second most hazardous, while Camden is the third most dangerous. Richmond upon Thames is the safest borough in London, followed by Harrow in second place and Bexley in third place.
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Be Reassured about Property Reports and Valuations.
Buying or selling a house is one of the most stressful things that we do in our lives. To be able to do it, we need reassurance that we are making the right decisions for the right reasons. ‘Caveat Emptor’ (let the buyer beware!) rings in our ears as we are confronted by the jargon of HBR’s, PVR’s and BSR’s -what they are and what they are used for. Here at My Conveyancing Specialist, we make sure you start your move the right way in London and any surrounding areas.
In this order, they indicate levels of reassurance and cost based on the property that you have chosen to live in. We are here to provide that reassurance based on recommendations provided by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. At My Conveyancing Specialist all our partners are RICS regulated.
Property Valuation Reports.
These reports provide our first level of reassurance and are not dissimilar to those used by mortgagors to assess the ‘value for money’ of your new home.
Our ‘PVR’s’ determine:
It is important to note that a Valuation is not a survey because it does not include:
If this is suitable for you, be reassured by our Property Valuation Report. My Conveyancing Specialist can offer you the reports mentioned above for London, all you have to do if fill out our quick and easy quote form. You will receive a quotation in seconds and can rest easy it will be at a competitive price.
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Home Buyer Reports
These are the next level of reassurance, and are suitable for new builds or conventional properties less than fifty years old. For non-standard properties, a full survey may be preferable. Even for new builds, an HBR may be useful for you to ensure that all ‘snagging’ has been completed by the developer prior to completion.
For conventional properties, an HBR is a survey which looks at the following issues:
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Building Survey Reports.
BSR’s are useful for older and/or unconventional properties. This survey addresses wider issues and structural integrity for the future by considering such issues as:
To choose a ‘belt and braces’ approach for total reassurance, please request a Building Survey Report.
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