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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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get English Garden Wall bond repair tips for the property in Banstead we're purchasing?

Brick-constructed residences feature several advantages. However, they can also suffer from numerous defects, such as crypto-florescence. The chartered surveyor will cover these in his report, with directions for remedy. One frequently reported defect is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Contact several local builders for quotes, including SL Brickwork of 45 Crisp Rd, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 2EN on 07545 839955.

A broad range of techniques of brick building feature in construction throughout Banstead. One example is Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Banstead subsidence could be a problem. What subsidence issues will the property survey consider?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Buyers in Banstead should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates. In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, putting a strain on the foundations and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as fire blankets. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in walls for example. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move the it and expert advice must be taken urgently. You should not attempt to get rid of it yourself. Banstead Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Banstead home survey. However, surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get English Garden Wall bond repair tips for the property in Banstead we're purchasing?

Brick-constructed residences feature several advantages. However, they can also suffer from numerous defects, such as crypto-florescence. The chartered surveyor will cover these in his report, with directions for remedy. One frequently reported defect is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Contact several local builders for quotes, including SL Brickwork of 45 Crisp Rd, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 2EN on 07545 839955.

A broad range of techniques of brick building feature in construction throughout Banstead. One example is Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Banstead subsidence could be a problem. What subsidence issues will the property survey consider?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Buyers in Banstead should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates. In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, putting a strain on the foundations and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as fire blankets. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in walls for example. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move the it and expert advice must be taken urgently. You should not attempt to get rid of it yourself. Banstead Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Banstead home survey. However, surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

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