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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Which building survey is the best choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Avery Hill

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Avery Hill

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Avery Hill) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone slab roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Avery Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Avery Hill and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Avery Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Avery Hill property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Avery Hill House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to obtain a full structural survey if purchasing a defective sixties cottage in Avery Hill as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly and incorrectly described as the Full Structural Survey by many, it is no longer offered has actually been given a new moniker by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. When buying a modified Avery Hill home, for example a tatty house - this is the correct selection of survey. It will detail far-reaching insight in relation to the buildings state of repair on top of any technical details after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the house. There are several no go areas with the survey as the surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Avery Hill house, an example being lifting up floor coverings. Permanent external structures or buildings will typically be reported on as part of the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the residential surveyor check any water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a property will be secure against flooding. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The surveyor may ask the occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood warnings were found for Avery Hill.

*This information correct - 04/01/13

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that the had been a problem with a leak, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our Avery Hill building surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This often causes anxiety for Avery Hill home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Houses across Avery Hill can often hide roof maintenance problems. From collar ties to dormers, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Your Avery Hill surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A contractor in Avery Hill with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Avery Hill and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Avery Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Avery Hill property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Avery Hill House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to obtain a full structural survey if purchasing a defective sixties cottage in Avery Hill as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly and incorrectly described as the Full Structural Survey by many, it is no longer offered has actually been given a new moniker by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. When buying a modified Avery Hill home, for example a tatty house - this is the correct selection of survey. It will detail far-reaching insight in relation to the buildings state of repair on top of any technical details after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the house. There are several no go areas with the survey as the surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Avery Hill house, an example being lifting up floor coverings. Permanent external structures or buildings will typically be reported on as part of the survey.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will the residential surveyor check any water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a property will be secure against flooding. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The surveyor may ask the occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood warnings were found for Avery Hill.

*This information correct - 04/01/13

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that the had been a problem with a leak, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our Avery Hill building surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This often causes anxiety for Avery Hill home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Houses across Avery Hill can often hide roof maintenance problems. From collar ties to dormers, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Your Avery Hill surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A contractor in Avery Hill with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

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