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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Caterham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Caterham

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Caterham) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Caterham

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Caterham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Caterham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Caterham property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Caterham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we need to check out when planning to buy a property in Caterham in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local factors and any bearing they have on the property. The price of property will be higher which is down to the areas being in their original state. However many are falling into disrepair e.g. ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you if the property could be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Caterham Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are conducted by your legal representation. Out of keeping extensions to the property may also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal representative.

House Prices

We are wanting to purchasing a property in CR3 which is being marketed for £382, 123. What will the qualified surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Caterham ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on house prices such as the structural condition of the building or whether the property is on an adopted road. You can try to analyse house prices recorded in Caterham for similar properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £371, 323, which is £10, 800 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £306, 094. The Lodge, 1, Queens Park Road, Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, CR3 5RB a detached property sold for £87, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

A professional chartered surveyor will always go to the home as well as allowing for the wealth of factors that can impact on property prices.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a house in the region Stanstead Road Landfill Site on Stanstead Road and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. inert rubbish disposal. Thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including Caterham. Risks include chemicals like dioxins. Health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Caterham RICS surveyors will flag up structural problems resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Tandridge Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Caterham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Caterham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Caterham property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Caterham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we need to check out when planning to buy a property in Caterham in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local factors and any bearing they have on the property. The price of property will be higher which is down to the areas being in their original state. However many are falling into disrepair e.g. ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you if the property could be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Caterham Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are conducted by your legal representation. Out of keeping extensions to the property may also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal representative.



House Prices

We are wanting to purchasing a property in CR3 which is being marketed for £382, 123. What will the qualified surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Caterham ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on house prices such as the structural condition of the building or whether the property is on an adopted road. You can try to analyse house prices recorded in Caterham for similar properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £371, 323, which is £10, 800 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £306, 094. The Lodge, 1, Queens Park Road, Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, CR3 5RB a detached property sold for £87, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

A professional chartered surveyor will always go to the home as well as allowing for the wealth of factors that can impact on property prices.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a house in the region Stanstead Road Landfill Site on Stanstead Road and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. inert rubbish disposal. Thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including Caterham. Risks include chemicals like dioxins. Health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Caterham RICS surveyors will flag up structural problems resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Tandridge Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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