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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castelnau

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castelnau

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Castelnau) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey for non standard property such as wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castelnau

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Castelnau and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Castelnau property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Castelnau property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Castelnau Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco coated regency home in Castelnau.

Stucco is a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The finish is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Castelnau Homebuyer Reports frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. moisture trapped beneath paint coatings which cannot escape. Other potential problems may be when dampness beneath flashings which causes large areas of detachment. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a flat in Castelnau (SW13), being marketed for £610, 556. What things does a Castelnau qualified surveyor consider during a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect house prices ranging from existence of building regulations for modifications to the over all desirability of the street. It can help to analyse the prices of flat achieved in the area for similar flats. The mean flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £589, 956, which is £20, 600 less than the price you are intending to pay (£1, 079, 521 was the blended house/flat average). Astley House, 42, Flat 2, Trinity Church Road, London, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London, SW13 8EA sold for £490, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing an older property in Castelnau? Will repairs costs be higher?

For houses in Castelnau built before the 20th Century, age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Castelnau structures built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Castelnau's conservation areas, Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. This may create disruption for new owners.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Castelnau and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Castelnau property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Castelnau property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Castelnau Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco coated regency home in Castelnau.

Stucco is a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The finish is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Castelnau Homebuyer Reports frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. moisture trapped beneath paint coatings which cannot escape. Other potential problems may be when dampness beneath flashings which causes large areas of detachment. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.



House Prices

I am planning to acquire a flat in Castelnau (SW13), being marketed for £610, 556. What things does a Castelnau qualified surveyor consider during a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect house prices ranging from existence of building regulations for modifications to the over all desirability of the street. It can help to analyse the prices of flat achieved in the area for similar flats. The mean flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £589, 956, which is £20, 600 less than the price you are intending to pay (£1, 079, 521 was the blended house/flat average). Astley House, 42, Flat 2, Trinity Church Road, London, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London, SW13 8EA sold for £490, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing an older property in Castelnau? Will repairs costs be higher?

For houses in Castelnau built before the 20th Century, age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Castelnau structures built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Castelnau's conservation areas, Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. This may create disruption for new owners.

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