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Valuation
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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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Which property survey do I need for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Coulsdon

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Coulsdon

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Coulsdon) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Coulsdon

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Coulsdon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Coulsdon property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Coulsdon Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian home in Coulsdon that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just dense render. Normally stucco is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is very attractive and was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors commonly highlight issues such as lateral hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems could be when dampness enters under windows which results in the render detaching. Re-coating problems with stucco may be dear as craftsmen are becoming harder to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Coulsdon surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Coulsdon property will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To be able to determine the property's value the valuer will factor in depth understanding of the Coulsdon market and other considerations about the property e.g. accommodation The valuer will also consider construction methods and will make certain other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental problems like local industry, also being considered.

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

Do I need to go for a full structural survey if buying a doer-upper regency townhouse near Coulsdon instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes referred to as the Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer offered has actually been replaced by RICS and the right term is actually now the Building Survey. Opt for the Building Survey if you are considering the property referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified Coulsdon property of typical construction materials and methods. There are certain limitations exist with a Building Survey - a local surveyor wont be able to open up the structure of the property for example, or comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Coulsdon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Coulsdon property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Coulsdon Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian home in Coulsdon that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just dense render. Normally stucco is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is very attractive and was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors commonly highlight issues such as lateral hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems could be when dampness enters under windows which results in the render detaching. Re-coating problems with stucco may be dear as craftsmen are becoming harder to find.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Coulsdon surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Coulsdon property will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To be able to determine the property's value the valuer will factor in depth understanding of the Coulsdon market and other considerations about the property e.g. accommodation The valuer will also consider construction methods and will make certain other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental problems like local industry, also being considered.

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

Do I need to go for a full structural survey if buying a doer-upper regency townhouse near Coulsdon instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes referred to as the Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer offered has actually been replaced by RICS and the right term is actually now the Building Survey. Opt for the Building Survey if you are considering the property referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified Coulsdon property of typical construction materials and methods. There are certain limitations exist with a Building Survey - a local surveyor wont be able to open up the structure of the property for example, or comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

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