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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Central London

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Central London

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Central London) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Central London

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Central London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Central London property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Central London property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Central London Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would need to verify when intending to buy a converted house in Central London near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local councils. Surveyors in Central London are required by RICS to have knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation may have on the building and its value. Property Prices are usually more than prices outside the area because of the areas retaining original features. However many of them are falling into have fallen into shoddy condition for example - the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors can be expected to report if the home looks to be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Central London Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised but these are really more a concern for your legal representative.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 9mm crack above the windows in the bathroom when we last viewed the property. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this property is located on a flood plain. Is there a major flood risk? Would our HomeBuyer Report consider possible flooding?

Flooding in Central London can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and the value of a Central London property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the agent, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Central London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Central London property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Central London property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Central London Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would need to verify when intending to buy a converted house in Central London near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local councils. Surveyors in Central London are required by RICS to have knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation may have on the building and its value. Property Prices are usually more than prices outside the area because of the areas retaining original features. However many of them are falling into have fallen into shoddy condition for example - the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors can be expected to report if the home looks to be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Central London Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised but these are really more a concern for your legal representative.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 9mm crack above the windows in the bathroom when we last viewed the property. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this property is located on a flood plain. Is there a major flood risk? Would our HomeBuyer Report consider possible flooding?

Flooding in Central London can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and the value of a Central London property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the agent, but this information may not be accurate.

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