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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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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.

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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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Chessington house built in the mid 40s, but it has clay foundations. Can my HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as a hard-to-open bathroom door. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If

you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor inspect the condition of the gas supply?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the property, in addition to gas associated fittings like associated asbestos. The Chessington qualified surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the attic will be looked into for the survey?

Homes in the area that are otherwise ideal will suffer roofing problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the parapet walls, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing specialist in Chessington with positive reviews can provide a quote.

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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Chessington house built in the mid 40s, but it has clay foundations. Can my HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as a hard-to-open bathroom door. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If



you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor inspect the condition of the gas supply?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the property, in addition to gas associated fittings like associated asbestos. The Chessington qualified surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the attic will be looked into for the survey?

Homes in the area that are otherwise ideal will suffer roofing problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the parapet walls, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing specialist in Chessington with positive reviews can provide a quote.

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