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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.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would be advised to check on when buying a period property in Balham in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Balham surveyors need to have local knowledge of relevant local factors and any connection they have on the building and its value. Prices will likely be enhanced owing to them being in good order. However a large number have fallen into a poor state e.g. ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors are expected report if the planned purchase could be in a conservation area and Section I of your Balham Homebuyer Report will recommend

further enquiries are raised by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping adjustments to the property may be commented on, however these should be concern for your lawyer. A-Z Law Solicitors are a local firm situated at 198-200 Balham High Road, Wandsworth, London, SW12 9BP will be happy to help. Tel: 020 8355 0830

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor give details on the safety of the gas heaters?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter as part of the Balham survey, in addition to gas related fixtures such as chimney breasts. The external fittings or housings will not be detached. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Most people are aware that gas can be unsafe, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer without delay.

Gas Safe certified Wandsworth based local companies include Norbert Kolodziej of Flat 22, Primrose Court, Hydethorpe Road, London, . Tel. 07999926464 and Mark Smith of 14, Anchor Mews, ., London Tel. 07944 366090.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Balham. What suggestions can a Balham surveyor make?

Brick structures suffer from considerable issues. This could be anything from cracks to frost damaged pointing. One problem often found is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. For more information, contact a local builder, Wright B S of 23 Fell View, Southport, PR9 8JX on 01704 231248.

A range of techniques of brick building have been used for centuries. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

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.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would be advised to check on when buying a period property in Balham in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Balham surveyors need to have local knowledge of relevant local factors and any connection they have on the building and its value. Prices will likely be enhanced owing to them being in good order. However a large number have fallen into a poor state e.g. ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors are expected report if the planned purchase could be in a conservation area and Section I of your Balham Homebuyer Report will recommend



further enquiries are raised by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping adjustments to the property may be commented on, however these should be concern for your lawyer. A-Z Law Solicitors are a local firm situated at 198-200 Balham High Road, Wandsworth, London, SW12 9BP will be happy to help. Tel: 020 8355 0830

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor give details on the safety of the gas heaters?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter as part of the Balham survey, in addition to gas related fixtures such as chimney breasts. The external fittings or housings will not be detached. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Most people are aware that gas can be unsafe, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer without delay.

Gas Safe certified Wandsworth based local companies include Norbert Kolodziej of Flat 22, Primrose Court, Hydethorpe Road, London, . Tel. 07999926464 and Mark Smith of 14, Anchor Mews, ., London Tel. 07944 366090.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Balham. What suggestions can a Balham surveyor make?

Brick structures suffer from considerable issues. This could be anything from cracks to frost damaged pointing. One problem often found is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. For more information, contact a local builder, Wright B S of 23 Fell View, Southport, PR9 8JX on 01704 231248.

A range of techniques of brick building have been used for centuries. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

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