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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my potential house purchase in Coulsdon North?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Coulsdon North

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Coulsdon North

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Coulsdon North) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Coulsdon North

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Coulsdon North and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Coulsdon North property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you comprehensive details of the Coulsdon North property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Coulsdon North Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos insulating board concealed in the maisonette. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in flooring materials. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, never to disturb the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Coulsdon North HomeBuyer report. They will mention potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Coulsdon North, what input does you give for a 40s house constructed with rat-trap bond walls? What impact do Coulsdon North environmental conditions have?

Coulsdon North brick-walled buildings can suffer from a range of defects, including moisture damage and vertical cracking.

For example, brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level and may require immediate attention. West Stephen & Son at 30 Carnhywell Rd, Llanelli, SA14 9EE should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07870 146232.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Coulsdon North. What aspects of the attic will be reported on?

This is often asked by buyers in Coulsdon North who know that homes could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, sagging beams. From collar ties to rafters, every element of the roof will be considered. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Coulsdon North, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Coulsdon North and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Coulsdon North property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you comprehensive details of the Coulsdon North property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Coulsdon North Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos insulating board concealed in the maisonette. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in flooring materials. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, never to disturb the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.



Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Coulsdon North HomeBuyer report. They will mention potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Coulsdon North, what input does you give for a 40s house constructed with rat-trap bond walls? What impact do Coulsdon North environmental conditions have?

Coulsdon North brick-walled buildings can suffer from a range of defects, including moisture damage and vertical cracking.

For example, brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level and may require immediate attention. West Stephen & Son at 30 Carnhywell Rd, Llanelli, SA14 9EE should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07870 146232.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Coulsdon North. What aspects of the attic will be reported on?

This is often asked by buyers in Coulsdon North who know that homes could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, sagging beams. From collar ties to rafters, every element of the roof will be considered. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Coulsdon North, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

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