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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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What building survey is the correct choice for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clapton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clapton

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Clapton) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clapton

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Clapton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Clapton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Clapton property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Clapton property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Clapton Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet weather have on our new building in Clapton, and does our RICS surveyor in Clapton mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that the effect which heavy rainfall has on houses in Clapton is usually overlooked. If you have only visited the house you are buying in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are under performing include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This could then result in rising damp.

Fortunately, guttering issues are usually easy to remedy, if not neglected.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s house with stone walls. Which major issues should we consider?

Ranging from Portland Cap Limestone to Dukes Gritstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built buildings in Clapton can vary greatly, with issues like salt contamination of being quote common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Purchasers renovating buildings in Clapton should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Clapton, you can contact local suppliers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for English Garden Wall bond maintenance tips - can you assist? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built conversions demonstrate several benefits, but they will also show signs of a range of defects, from frost damage to crumbling mortar. For instance, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and should be taken very seriously. McCort Jim should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 9 Holmhills Gr, Cambuslang, Glasgow, G72 8AP or 0141-583 1669.

For example, stretcher bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Clapton conversions.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Clapton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Clapton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Clapton property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Clapton property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Clapton Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet weather have on our new building in Clapton, and does our RICS surveyor in Clapton mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that the effect which heavy rainfall has on houses in Clapton is usually overlooked. If you have only visited the house you are buying in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are under performing include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This could then result in rising damp.

Fortunately, guttering issues are usually easy to remedy, if not neglected.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s house with stone walls. Which major issues should we consider?

Ranging from Portland Cap Limestone to Dukes Gritstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built buildings in Clapton can vary greatly, with issues like salt contamination of being quote common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Purchasers renovating buildings in Clapton should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Clapton, you can contact local suppliers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for English Garden Wall bond maintenance tips - can you assist? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built conversions demonstrate several benefits, but they will also show signs of a range of defects, from frost damage to crumbling mortar. For instance, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and should be taken very seriously. McCort Jim should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 9 Holmhills Gr, Cambuslang, Glasgow, G72 8AP or 0141-583 1669.

For example, stretcher bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Clapton conversions.

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