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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Carshalton On The Hill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home made of standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Carshalton On The Hill

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Carshalton On The Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Carshalton On The Hill

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Carshalton On The Hill and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Carshalton On The Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Carshalton On The Hill property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Carshalton On The Hill Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has said subsidence might be a problem. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied. In some older buildings cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat and could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may

make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Carshalton On The Hill builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation for example. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a maisonette in the region a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including hazardous refuse. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Health problems such as gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Carshalton On The Hill will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark database and Sutton Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Carshalton On The Hill and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Carshalton On The Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Carshalton On The Hill property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Carshalton On The Hill Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has said subsidence might be a problem. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied. In some older buildings cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat and could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may



make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Carshalton On The Hill builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation for example. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a maisonette in the region a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including hazardous refuse. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Health problems such as gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Carshalton On The Hill will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark database and Sutton Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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