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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brockley

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brockley

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Brockley) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brockley

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Brockley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Brockley property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Brockley property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Brockley Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Brockley, and does our property surveyor mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

I find it odd that rain and the effect it can have on Brockley property are not given more thought. If you have visited the property in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious. This could then result in rotten roof timbers.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Diagonal bond guidelines for upkeep, can you help?

Brockley properties with brick walls can be affected by diverse problems. The property surveyor will mention these, with repair advice also supplied.

A defect often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Contact D W A Builders for a repairs estimate at 020 8523 9550 or 204 Hall La, London, E4 8EY.

For home purchasers in Brockley seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.

If the Brockley surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the state of repair of the gas heaters?

Your surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the gas pipe route as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fixtures like prefabricated flues. Should there be any external fittings they however, won't be dislodged. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Lewisham based local firms include Laundry Installation & Maintenance of 84A, Endwell Road, Brockley, London Tel. 0844 5676 365 and Michael Peter Ash of 21, Harcourt Road, Brockley, London Tel. 07951394938.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Brockley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Brockley property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Brockley property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Brockley Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Brockley, and does our property surveyor mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

I find it odd that rain and the effect it can have on Brockley property are not given more thought. If you have visited the property in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious. This could then result in rotten roof timbers.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Diagonal bond guidelines for upkeep, can you help?

Brockley properties with brick walls can be affected by diverse problems. The property surveyor will mention these, with repair advice also supplied.

A defect often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Contact D W A Builders for a repairs estimate at 020 8523 9550 or 204 Hall La, London, E4 8EY.

For home purchasers in Brockley seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.

If the Brockley surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the state of repair of the gas heaters?

Your surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the gas pipe route as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fixtures like prefabricated flues. Should there be any external fittings they however, won't be dislodged. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Lewisham based local firms include Laundry Installation & Maintenance of 84A, Endwell Road, Brockley, London Tel. 0844 5676 365 and Michael Peter Ash of 21, Harcourt Road, Brockley, London Tel. 07951394938.

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