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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 should I pick for my prospective house purchase in Copse Hill?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Copse Hill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Copse Hill

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Copse Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Copse Hill

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Copse Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Copse Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Copse Hill property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Copse Hill Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our home buyers survey check any water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity could all cause major flooding damage. Both purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before water damage starts, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Copse Hill.

*Accurate as of 4th Jan 2013

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Copse Hill? Also, if there are issues, will they be a hassle to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact high levels of rainfall can have on homes is not given the attention it deserves by buyers. If you have visited the house you are buying in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Copse Hill - What should we do about roof repairs?

This is a common concern for purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Homes throughout Copse Hill can often hide issues with the roof like. From the concrete tiles to the ridge flashing, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by amateur repairs.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Copse Hill contractor can provide one.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Copse Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Copse Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Copse Hill property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Copse Hill Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our home buyers survey check any water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity could all cause major flooding damage. Both purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before water damage starts, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.



According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Copse Hill.

*Accurate as of 4th Jan 2013

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Copse Hill? Also, if there are issues, will they be a hassle to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact high levels of rainfall can have on homes is not given the attention it deserves by buyers. If you have visited the house you are buying in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Copse Hill - What should we do about roof repairs?

This is a common concern for purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Homes throughout Copse Hill can often hide issues with the roof like. From the concrete tiles to the ridge flashing, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by amateur repairs.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Copse Hill contractor can provide one.

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