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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Banstead

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Banstead

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Banstead) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Banstead

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Banstead and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Banstead property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Banstead property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Banstead House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home in Banstead with stone walls create upkeep problems? What should we be particularly aware of?

From Farmington Stone to Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating mortar will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

If you need more assistance, contact a Banstead firm. For example, Cousins D Fireplace Installers, 36 Commonfield Rd, Banstead, SM7 2JZ may help.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a flat near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous waste material. Of course nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include structurally instability. Health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Banstead will flag up structural defects connected with the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Reigate and Banstead Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to snow can cause problems for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as sticking window frames.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Banstead and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Banstead property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Banstead property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Banstead House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home in Banstead with stone walls create upkeep problems? What should we be particularly aware of?

From Farmington Stone to Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating mortar will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.



If you need more assistance, contact a Banstead firm. For example, Cousins D Fireplace Installers, 36 Commonfield Rd, Banstead, SM7 2JZ may help.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a flat near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous waste material. Of course nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include structurally instability. Health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Banstead will flag up structural defects connected with the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Reigate and Banstead Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to snow can cause problems for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as sticking window frames.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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