HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Chessington

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Chessington

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Chessington Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chessington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chessington

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chessington) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chessington

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

Reviews

Chessington Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Chessington Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Chessington

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Lar Close, Chessington, Surrey, KT9

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Ellingham Road, Chessington, KT9

Home Buyers Survey Chessington

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined offset: 6 in navtax_main() (line 683 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 683 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 6 in navtax_main() (line 685 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 685 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 6 in navtax_main() (line 685 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 685 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 6 in navtax_main() (line 689 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 689 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 6 in navtax_main() (line 689 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 689 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 6 in navtax_main() (line 690 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 690 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Chessington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Chessington property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Chessington property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Chessington Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Chessington. Can a residential surveyor look for water damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residential property in question is in danger.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property in Chessington, such as via loose patio doors. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Chessington.

*04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could heavy rainfall have on a Chessington home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is not given more thought by buyers.

Signs that drainage systems are blocked include rotten roofing elements. This could then result in rising damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Chessington has been worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Chessington and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Most homes in Chessington are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Chessington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Chessington property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Chessington property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Chessington Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Chessington. Can a residential surveyor look for water damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residential property in question is in danger.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property in Chessington, such as via loose patio doors. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Chessington.

*04/01/13



Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could heavy rainfall have on a Chessington home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is not given more thought by buyers.

Signs that drainage systems are blocked include rotten roofing elements. This could then result in rising damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Chessington has been worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Chessington and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Most homes in Chessington are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote