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Homebuyer
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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 Survey is the best choice for my prospective property purchase in Chipstead?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chipstead

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing 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 Chipstead

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chipstead) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. thatched roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chipstead

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chipstead and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chipstead property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Chipstead property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Chipstead Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will your Chipstead Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Chipstead that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of solid render. Typically stucco is applied to brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. The coating is very grand in appearance and is often found on Regency houses. it can be prone to defect and Chipstead Home Buyers Suveys sometimes highlight any number of problems e.g. when movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other potential problems might result from the heavy loads above such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Re-covering Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the building I am possibly going to lease it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a the Chipstead surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Home Survey in Chipstead a surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it appears that they are in a poor state of repair.

This should include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection look-over of open or exposed parts of the wiring and other possible problems relating to things like checking the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documentation from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Chipstead.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate that a PIR should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Chipstead builder mentioned subsidence might be an issue impacting the apartment. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage. New buildings in Chipstead and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, pulling on the homes foundations and which can result in movement. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chipstead and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chipstead property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Chipstead property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Chipstead Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will your Chipstead Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Chipstead that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of solid render. Typically stucco is applied to brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. The coating is very grand in appearance and is often found on Regency houses. it can be prone to defect and Chipstead Home Buyers Suveys sometimes highlight any number of problems e.g. when movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other potential problems might result from the heavy loads above such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Re-covering Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are getting rarer.



Shocking Electrics

When I visited the building I am possibly going to lease it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a the Chipstead surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Home Survey in Chipstead a surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it appears that they are in a poor state of repair.

This should include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection look-over of open or exposed parts of the wiring and other possible problems relating to things like checking the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documentation from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Chipstead.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate that a PIR should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Chipstead builder mentioned subsidence might be an issue impacting the apartment. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage. New buildings in Chipstead and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, pulling on the homes foundations and which can result in movement. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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