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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Berrylands

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Berrylands

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Berrylands) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Berrylands

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Berrylands

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Berrylands and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Berrylands property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Berrylands property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Berrylands Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to buy the full structural survey when considering a abandoned thirties bungalow near Berrylands as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly referred to as the Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been superseded by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. If buying an unconventional Berrylands home like an unloved house, it is the most suitable survey to choose. The written report outlines significant insight on the property's condition as well as any important technical details, shortly after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Berrylands subsidence may be a concern. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. A builder should return to a new house after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Berrylands Surveyor look out for on a stucco regency house in Berrylands which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is a smooth and flat solid render. Normally it is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very beautiful and was common on some Victorian homes. it can be prone to defect and Berrylands Building Surveys sometimes highlight defects such as water trapped under paint. Other potential problems could be when moisture gets in below flashings that causes detachment. Re-coating problems may be costly as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Berrylands and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Berrylands property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Berrylands property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Berrylands Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to buy the full structural survey when considering a abandoned thirties bungalow near Berrylands as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly referred to as the Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been superseded by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. If buying an unconventional Berrylands home like an unloved house, it is the most suitable survey to choose. The written report outlines significant insight on the property's condition as well as any important technical details, shortly after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Berrylands subsidence may be a concern. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. A builder should return to a new house after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Berrylands Surveyor look out for on a stucco regency house in Berrylands which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is a smooth and flat solid render. Normally it is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very beautiful and was common on some Victorian homes. it can be prone to defect and Berrylands Building Surveys sometimes highlight defects such as water trapped under paint. Other potential problems could be when moisture gets in below flashings that causes detachment. Re-coating problems may be costly as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

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