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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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What Home Survey should I choose for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bookham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bookham

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Bookham) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bookham

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bookham and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Bookham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Bookham property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Bookham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can Bath stone-built houses be hard to upkeep. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated?

Incorrect use of Cement based mortar on a structure build with Hydraulic Lime can often cause problems for property in Bookham with stone walls. Problems which impact stone-built property in Bookham can vary greatly, with issues like cracks being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Bookham, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying slightly more for a full structural survey when considering Victorian townhouse in Bookham?

Structural Surveys do not technically exist anymore as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. Opt for the RICS Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a post fifties unmodified house built out of normal construction materials and methods. Be aware that certain restrictions are integral with any survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building nor can they investigate the internal state of any flues.

House Prices

There is a flat in KT23 for £245, 400. What factors will Bookham RICS chartered surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Bookham ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values for instance whether there are any restrictive covenants or the modernity of the kitchen. You can try to set against flat values achieved in Bookham at the same time for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £225, 200, which is £20, 200 less than the amount you are intending to pay (£462, 640 was the blended house/flat average). The Forge, 10, Church Road, Bookham, Leatherhead, Mole Valley, Surrey, KT23 3PE a leasehold flat recently sold for £295, 000 .

The best way for you to get an independent house valued is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an integral component. A local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

The RICS surveyor should attend the building in addition to considering all other area factors that can affect property values.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bookham and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Bookham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Bookham property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Bookham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can Bath stone-built houses be hard to upkeep. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated?

Incorrect use of Cement based mortar on a structure build with Hydraulic Lime can often cause problems for property in Bookham with stone walls. Problems which impact stone-built property in Bookham can vary greatly, with issues like cracks being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Bookham, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as.



Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying slightly more for a full structural survey when considering Victorian townhouse in Bookham?

Structural Surveys do not technically exist anymore as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. Opt for the RICS Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a post fifties unmodified house built out of normal construction materials and methods. Be aware that certain restrictions are integral with any survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building nor can they investigate the internal state of any flues.

House Prices

There is a flat in KT23 for £245, 400. What factors will Bookham RICS chartered surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Bookham ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values for instance whether there are any restrictive covenants or the modernity of the kitchen. You can try to set against flat values achieved in Bookham at the same time for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £225, 200, which is £20, 200 less than the amount you are intending to pay (£462, 640 was the blended house/flat average). The Forge, 10, Church Road, Bookham, Leatherhead, Mole Valley, Surrey, KT23 3PE a leasehold flat recently sold for £295, 000 .

The best way for you to get an independent house valued is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an integral component. A local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

The RICS surveyor should attend the building in addition to considering all other area factors that can affect property values.

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