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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 building survey should I choose for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brixton

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brixton

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Brixton) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brixton

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Brixton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Brixton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Brixton property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Brixton Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Brixton, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the Brixton Property Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. In Brixton's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Signs like a sticking door in the garage or small cracks in the garage floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Brixton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If you

are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we are interested to buy, it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Homebuyer Report in Brixton write anything on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Brixton a surveyor will mention the state of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor condition. The RICS surveyor is required to provide detail on concerns such as examining the condition of the fixed appliances such as water heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers. .

Examining the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Brixton.

House Prices

There is a flat in Brixton (SW2) priced at £274, 561. What things does a Brixton surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Brixton ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on property values like the structural condition of the building or issues with drainage. You can try to weigh up prices against values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £246, 361, which is £28, 200 less than the amount being asked. The combined house/flat average was £310, 430. 3, Ground Floor Flat, Beechdale Road, London, Lambeth, Greater London, SW2 2BN recently sold for £130, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. Your surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Brixton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Brixton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Brixton property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Brixton Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Brixton, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the Brixton Property Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. In Brixton's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Signs like a sticking door in the garage or small cracks in the garage floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Brixton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If you



are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we are interested to buy, it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Homebuyer Report in Brixton write anything on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Brixton a surveyor will mention the state of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor condition. The RICS surveyor is required to provide detail on concerns such as examining the condition of the fixed appliances such as water heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers. .

Examining the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Brixton.

House Prices

There is a flat in Brixton (SW2) priced at £274, 561. What things does a Brixton surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Brixton ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on property values like the structural condition of the building or issues with drainage. You can try to weigh up prices against values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £246, 361, which is £28, 200 less than the amount being asked. The combined house/flat average was £310, 430. 3, Ground Floor Flat, Beechdale Road, London, Lambeth, Greater London, SW2 2BN recently sold for £130, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. Your surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

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