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Homebuyer
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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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Does a Chipstead Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Chipstead house will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Chipstead house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Chipstead will include an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To work out the correct valuation the valuer will refer to local property market knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also examine style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings.

Further area conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like local Chipstead industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more money for a full structural survey when considering thirties property in Chipstead?

Full Structural Surveys do not exist now and the Building Survey has now superseded it. If planning to buy an altered house - such as an unloved house in Chipstead, this is the most suitable choice of home survey to get. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a 60 year old or less unmodified Chipstead home assembled from typical construction materials. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building a written report (pdf and written copy) will be sent to the prospective buyer going through any important advice concerning the condition of the house. There are certain limitations with a property survey to bear in mind as a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Chipstead property e.g. lifting up fitted carpets. See the survey differences article for a simple guide on what is and is not included.

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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Does a Chipstead Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Chipstead house will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Chipstead house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Chipstead will include an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To work out the correct valuation the valuer will refer to local property market knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also examine style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings.

Further area conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like local Chipstead industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more money for a full structural survey when considering thirties property in Chipstead?

Full Structural Surveys do not exist now and the Building Survey has now superseded it. If planning to buy an altered house - such as an unloved house in Chipstead, this is the most suitable choice of home survey to get. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a 60 year old or less unmodified Chipstead home assembled from typical construction materials. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building a written report (pdf and written copy) will be sent to the prospective buyer going through any important advice concerning the condition of the house. There are certain limitations with a property survey to bear in mind as a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Chipstead property e.g. lifting up fitted carpets. See the survey differences article for a simple guide on what is and is not included.

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