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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Balham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Balham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Balham) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Balham

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Balham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Balham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Balham property's condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Balham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we upgrade to a full structural survey if purchasing a neglected regency bungalow in Balham instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally called a Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is now defunct and has actually been reclassified by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the Building Survey. Choose a Building Survey for the house mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a post fifties Balham home made out of conventional building materials. There are several survey no go areas exist with a property survey insofar as a RICS surveyor cannot open up the structure of the Balham house nor can they advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to pay attention to when buying older property? Will the age of the home be a concern?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can create issues for homeowners. Balham property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for Balham listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with the Balham surveyor for more detail.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Balham will include a valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate. When calculating the value of the property your chartered surveyor will refer to awareness of the Balham property market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. general condition Your Balham surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions e.g. it is connected to mains services. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings e.g. carpets. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any expensive legal issues for example there being no on going disputes. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Balham environmental concerns like flightpaths, also being considered.

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

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Balham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Balham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Balham property's condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Balham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we upgrade to a full structural survey if purchasing a neglected regency bungalow in Balham instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally called a Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is now defunct and has actually been reclassified by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the Building Survey. Choose a Building Survey for the house mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a post fifties Balham home made out of conventional building materials. There are several survey no go areas exist with a property survey insofar as a RICS surveyor cannot open up the structure of the Balham house nor can they advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.



Traditionally built property

What do I need to pay attention to when buying older property? Will the age of the home be a concern?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can create issues for homeowners. Balham property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for Balham listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with the Balham surveyor for more detail.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Balham will include a valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate. When calculating the value of the property your chartered surveyor will refer to awareness of the Balham property market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. general condition Your Balham surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions e.g. it is connected to mains services. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings e.g. carpets. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any expensive legal issues for example there being no on going disputes. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Balham environmental concerns like flightpaths, also being considered.

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

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