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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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Which property survey should I pick for my prospective house purchase in Blackheath?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blackheath

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blackheath

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Blackheath) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blackheath

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Blackheath and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Blackheath property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackheath property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

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

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can the surveyor offer for buildings built with Diagonal bond walls?

Blackheath brick-walled apartments can show signs of distinct issues, such as moisture damage. For instance, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and should be taken very seriously. Orkney Chris should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07721 622167 or 68 Gaston Way, Shepperton, TW17 8EX.

Brick-build property have been used for centuries, leading to a range of courses arrangements and colours, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Blackheath.

Stucco is actually a smooth and flat solid render. Usually it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Blackheath Homebuyer Reports commonly show defects such as horizontal hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when moisture below sills that results in detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Resolving problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as renderers are getting harder to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we check guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, heavy rain and the effect it can have on a house are ignored by buyers. If you have only seen the home in on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Blackheath and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Blackheath property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackheath property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

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

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can the surveyor offer for buildings built with Diagonal bond walls?

Blackheath brick-walled apartments can show signs of distinct issues, such as moisture damage. For instance, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and should be taken very seriously. Orkney Chris should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07721 622167 or 68 Gaston Way, Shepperton, TW17 8EX.

Brick-build property have been used for centuries, leading to a range of courses arrangements and colours, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.



Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Blackheath.

Stucco is actually a smooth and flat solid render. Usually it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Blackheath Homebuyer Reports commonly show defects such as horizontal hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when moisture below sills that results in detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Resolving problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as renderers are getting harder to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we check guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, heavy rain and the effect it can have on a house are ignored by buyers. If you have only seen the home in on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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