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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Charlton

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Charlton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Charlton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Charlton

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Charlton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Charlton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Charlton property's condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Charlton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a Charlton surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

A local surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the condition of the meter for instance, in addition to gas connected fixtures like prefabricated flues. The external fittings or housings however, won't be undone. The gas system won't be tested. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Greenwich based local Gas Safe registered companies include Neil Rushton of 167 Hitchin Road, Stotfold, Hitchin, Hertfordshire Tel. 07976286524 and Bridgewater Building Services Ltd of 140 Canberra Road, Charlton, London Tel. 07976248611.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Charlton? Will the Charlton House Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Charlton can have unwanted consequences. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as cracks along the living room floor. There is a real benefit in booking a Charlton surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Defective door frame

On a Charlton HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

All doors leading outside are checked if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Generally, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report. Blocked drainage holes, for example, is included in Section E. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Charlton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Charlton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Charlton property's condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Charlton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a Charlton surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

A local surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the condition of the meter for instance, in addition to gas connected fixtures like prefabricated flues. The external fittings or housings however, won't be undone. The gas system won't be tested. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.



Greenwich based local Gas Safe registered companies include Neil Rushton of 167 Hitchin Road, Stotfold, Hitchin, Hertfordshire Tel. 07976286524 and Bridgewater Building Services Ltd of 140 Canberra Road, Charlton, London Tel. 07976248611.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Charlton? Will the Charlton House Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Charlton can have unwanted consequences. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as cracks along the living room floor. There is a real benefit in booking a Charlton surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Defective door frame

On a Charlton HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

All doors leading outside are checked if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Generally, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report. Blocked drainage holes, for example, is included in Section E. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have.

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