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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bayswater

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bayswater

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bayswater) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bayswater

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Bayswater and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bayswater property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Bayswater property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Bayswater House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence might be worth checking impacting the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be set right without a great deal of stress. The builder will likely return to a new structure after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by trees. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a property in Bayswater. Will repairs costs be higher?

Many purchasers would like to own a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Structures built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Bayswater's conservation areas. Contact the building surveyor for more detail.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get London brick upkeep suggestions for the converted property we're going to buy?

Brick-constructed properties in Bayswater do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also be subject to both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from horizontal cracking to DPC failure. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Swift Brickwork Contractors Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01772 706350 or 3 Cable Court/Pittman Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9YW.

For instance, common bond or sailor bond are both used in Bayswater properties. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Bayswater and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bayswater property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Bayswater property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Bayswater House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence might be worth checking impacting the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be set right without a great deal of stress. The builder will likely return to a new structure after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by trees. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.



Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a property in Bayswater. Will repairs costs be higher?

Many purchasers would like to own a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Structures built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Bayswater's conservation areas. Contact the building surveyor for more detail.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get London brick upkeep suggestions for the converted property we're going to buy?

Brick-constructed properties in Bayswater do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also be subject to both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from horizontal cracking to DPC failure. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Swift Brickwork Contractors Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01772 706350 or 3 Cable Court/Pittman Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9YW.

For instance, common bond or sailor bond are both used in Bayswater properties. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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