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Valuation
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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 Survey is the best choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Catford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Catford

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Catford) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Catford

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Catford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Catford property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Catford property's general condition as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Catford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a Catford surveyor report on the state of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance balanced flues. Your Catford RICS surveyor won't actually remove external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Lewisham based local Gas Safe registered companies include DEM Plumbing and Heating Ltd of 15 Newnham House, Bromley Road, Kent, London Tel. 07984 194299 and D Mclean of 3, Creeland Grove, Catford, London Tel. 07956958357.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Catford surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

Catford Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and also a rebuilding cost as a standard part of the survey. To work out the value of the property your independent surveyor will take into account local Catford market factors and other things about the property for instance: desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings.

Additional local Catford area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the residential surveyor check for water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home will be secure against water damage caused by flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor or agent, but this information may not be accurate.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the Ravensbourne from Bellingham to Catford, Including Beckingham Place Park, London Borough of Lewisham, near Catford, .

*Data correct 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Catford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Catford property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Catford property's general condition as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Catford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a Catford surveyor report on the state of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance balanced flues. Your Catford RICS surveyor won't actually remove external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Lewisham based local Gas Safe registered companies include DEM Plumbing and Heating Ltd of 15 Newnham House, Bromley Road, Kent, London Tel. 07984 194299 and D Mclean of 3, Creeland Grove, Catford, London Tel. 07956958357.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Catford surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

Catford Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and also a rebuilding cost as a standard part of the survey. To work out the value of the property your independent surveyor will take into account local Catford market factors and other things about the property for instance: desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings.

Additional local Catford area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the residential surveyor check for water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home will be secure against water damage caused by flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor or agent, but this information may not be accurate.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the Ravensbourne from Bellingham to Catford, Including Beckingham Place Park, London Borough of Lewisham, near Catford, .

*Data correct 04/01/13

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