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  Mortgage Valuation
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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.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause problems for owners? Which defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Victoria Deep Water Terminal, 238 Tunnel Avenue, Blackwall Tunnel, London, SE10 0QE for details.

If you are sourcing a particular stone, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor. Allflames of 79 Armstrong Rise, Charlton, Andover, SP10 4EB, for example, could assist.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Charlton. What will our Charlton surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Property in Charlton with no other major issues can still be subject to roofing problems. From dormer windows to valley gutters, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor in Charlton.

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.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause problems for owners? Which defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Victoria Deep Water Terminal, 238 Tunnel Avenue, Blackwall Tunnel, London, SE10 0QE for details.

If you are sourcing a particular stone, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor. Allflames of 79 Armstrong Rise, Charlton, Andover, SP10 4EB, for example, could assist.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Charlton. What will our Charlton surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Property in Charlton with no other major issues can still be subject to roofing problems. From dormer windows to valley gutters, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor in Charlton.

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