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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 the correct choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Abbey Wood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Abbey Wood

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Abbey Wood) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as a wood frame or older property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Abbey Wood

    This is an independent valuation . This report is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Abbey Wood and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Abbey Wood property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Abbey Wood property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Abbey Wood Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a property in Abbey Wood. Can your HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Abbey Wood home. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Abbey Wood, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had,

and may have, on the home. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E4' refer to?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers in Abbey Wood deciding whether or not to purchase a home. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. Quite a common example is scuppers missing from roof drains. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we need to check out when buying a building in Abbey Wood in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of local factors and any effect they have with the property. Property Prices are generally greater because of the areas being in good order. However a growing number have fallen into a poor state e.g. the removal front garden walls

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the home might be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unauthorised adjustments to the property may be reported but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Abbey Wood and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Abbey Wood property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Abbey Wood property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Abbey Wood Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a property in Abbey Wood. Can your HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Abbey Wood home. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Abbey Wood, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had,



and may have, on the home. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E4' refer to?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers in Abbey Wood deciding whether or not to purchase a home. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. Quite a common example is scuppers missing from roof drains. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we need to check out when buying a building in Abbey Wood in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of local factors and any effect they have with the property. Property Prices are generally greater because of the areas being in good order. However a growing number have fallen into a poor state e.g. the removal front garden walls

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the home might be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unauthorised adjustments to the property may be reported but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

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