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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.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco semi detached home in Caterham.

Stucco is really dense render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. It is very attractive and was often found on Victorian and Regency houses. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Caterham surveyors frequently discover issues like trapped water resulting in damp problems. Other issues may involve attack from salts sucked out of bricks. Re-applying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

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.

Deteriorated timber

For the Caterham HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

A fairly common example may be exposed foundations. Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling are reported on.

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.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco semi detached home in Caterham.

Stucco is really dense render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. It is very attractive and was often found on Victorian and Regency houses. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Caterham surveyors frequently discover issues like trapped water resulting in damp problems. Other issues may involve attack from salts sucked out of bricks. Re-applying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.



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.

Deteriorated timber

For the Caterham HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

A fairly common example may be exposed foundations. Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling are reported on.

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