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Valuation
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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cheam

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cheam

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cheam) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cheam

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cheam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Cheam property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cheam property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Cheam Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas mains supply?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas related fittings, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. The external fittings won't however be taken off. The gas system will not be tested. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Sutton based local Gas Safe registered companies include David King of 37 Tonfield Road, Sutton, Surrey Tel. 07986130037 and Christopher Lewin of 9, Priory Road, Sutton, Surrey Tel. 07890516306;00000 000 000.

Damaged Render

What defects will a Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Cheam which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying brick to form a smooth stone like surface. It is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Regency houses. Stucco is often problematic and Cheam Building Surveys frequently show any number of problems such as lateral cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when dampness enters under DPCs which causes the render detaching. Resolving problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can you offer for a home built from brick chimney?

Cheam houses with brick walls can indicate both minor and serious issues. One problem often found is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. A local builder should be able to assist. Call R B Brickwork, 24 Crichton Av, Wallington, SM6 8HL on 07852 349933 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Cheam should consider that a number of approaches and materials have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cheam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Cheam property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cheam property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Cheam Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas mains supply?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas related fittings, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. The external fittings won't however be taken off. The gas system will not be tested. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Sutton based local Gas Safe registered companies include David King of 37 Tonfield Road, Sutton, Surrey Tel. 07986130037 and Christopher Lewin of 9, Priory Road, Sutton, Surrey Tel. 07890516306;00000 000 000.



Damaged Render

What defects will a Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Cheam which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying brick to form a smooth stone like surface. It is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Regency houses. Stucco is often problematic and Cheam Building Surveys frequently show any number of problems such as lateral cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when dampness enters under DPCs which causes the render detaching. Resolving problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can you offer for a home built from brick chimney?

Cheam houses with brick walls can indicate both minor and serious issues. One problem often found is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. A local builder should be able to assist. Call R B Brickwork, 24 Crichton Av, Wallington, SM6 8HL on 07852 349933 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Cheam should consider that a number of approaches and materials have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

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