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Homebuyer
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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Beddington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Beddington

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Beddington) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Beddington

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Beddington and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Beddington property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Beddington property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Beddington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the property in Beddington we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, pest problems can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for vermin may include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted materials.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Beddington. What will our surveyor in Beddington keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is a common concern for Beddington buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Beddington can be blighted by damage to the roof, including. From roof battens to eaves, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor a quote for any suggested work.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Beddington. Can a residential surveyor inquire into flood damage, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a Beddington house will be secure against flood damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property is at risk.

In the region of Beddington, the River Wandle Catchment in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Lambeth, Croydon and Sutton status on 16/07/12 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Data correct 4th January 2013

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Beddington and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Beddington property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Beddington property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Beddington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the property in Beddington we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, pest problems can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for vermin may include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted materials.



Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Beddington. What will our surveyor in Beddington keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is a common concern for Beddington buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Beddington can be blighted by damage to the roof, including. From roof battens to eaves, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor a quote for any suggested work.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Beddington. Can a residential surveyor inquire into flood damage, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a Beddington house will be secure against flood damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property is at risk.

In the region of Beddington, the River Wandle Catchment in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Lambeth, Croydon and Sutton status on 16/07/12 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Data correct 4th January 2013

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