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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
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.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a house near to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Abbey Wood will notice structural defects connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Bexley Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Gas flame

Does the Abbey Wood surveyor give details on the state of repair of the gas supply?

Yes. The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters at the property, as well as gas affiliated installations for example - balanced flues. The Abbey Wood RICS chartered surveyor won't remove the gas fittings and won't do any tests of any kind on the system. Of course, gas can be dangerous, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report in Abbey Wood will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To ascertain the property's value your chartered surveyor should use knowledge of Abbey Wood and other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also examine materials used and will make certain other assumptions like the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors don't value things like sales incentives.

Additional local Abbey Wood area conjectures, for example issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a house near to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Abbey Wood will notice structural defects connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Bexley Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Gas flame

Does the Abbey Wood surveyor give details on the state of repair of the gas supply?

Yes. The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters at the property, as well as gas affiliated installations for example - balanced flues. The Abbey Wood RICS chartered surveyor won't remove the gas fittings and won't do any tests of any kind on the system. Of course, gas can be dangerous, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report in Abbey Wood will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To ascertain the property's value your chartered surveyor should use knowledge of Abbey Wood and other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also examine materials used and will make certain other assumptions like the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors don't value things like sales incentives.

Additional local Abbey Wood area conjectures, for example issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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