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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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  • 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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the lounge - Will a house surveyor look into this?

Houses will often be free of major pest problems. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Regrettably, pest problems can seriously reduce the value of a property and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for an infestation may include destruction of tainted materials. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will my Carshalton On The Hill Home Survey look into this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Carshalton On The Hill surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservation area

Are there any things I need to check on if buying a property in Carshalton On The Hill in conservation area, particularly in relation to house prices?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Surveyors in Carshalton On The Hill are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and the connection may have with the property and its value. Property Prices is, more often than not, higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to the areas being preserved.

Surveyors are trained to advise if the property is possibly is designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal adviser. Out of keeping modifications to the building will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the lounge - Will a house surveyor look into this?

Houses will often be free of major pest problems. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Regrettably, pest problems can seriously reduce the value of a property and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for an infestation may include destruction of tainted materials. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will my Carshalton On The Hill Home Survey look into this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Carshalton On The Hill surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservation area

Are there any things I need to check on if buying a property in Carshalton On The Hill in conservation area, particularly in relation to house prices?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Surveyors in Carshalton On The Hill are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and the connection may have with the property and its value. Property Prices is, more often than not, higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to the areas being preserved.

Surveyors are trained to advise if the property is possibly is designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal adviser. Out of keeping modifications to the building will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

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