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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 Survey should I select for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crayford

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crayford

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Crayford) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crayford

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Crayford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Crayford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Crayford property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Crayford Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Georgian house looks in bad shape - what should we do? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-constructed apartments in Crayford do benefit from many advantages, but they can also be affected by diverse problems. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. Connolly D should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 249 South Park Drive, Ilford, IG3 9AL or 020 8599 2080.

Brick-constructed property feature in construction throughout Crayford, leading to a range of techniques. For example, running, or stretcher, bond. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would be advised to be conscious of when intending to buy an extended house in Crayford near a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Crayford need to have sufficient knowledge of local factors and the connection may have on the building. Property values will be inflated because of them being in good order. However a growing number have fallen into a poor state e.g. out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are expected note if the house is/might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unapproved changes to the property will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal representative.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Crayford properties at risk, and does a home buyers survey check possible flooding damage?

The lives of many property owners in Crayford and across the UK have been impacted by flooding, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before any water damage happens. The house survey may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

The River Thames from Dartford and Crayford to Allhallows including;Dartford, Crayford, Greenhithe, Denton, Swanscombe, Northfleet, Gravesend and Cliffe, near Crayford, was given an updated status of 'No warnings' at 08:40 on 29 Nov 2011, by the Environment Agency.

*Information accurate 4th Jan 2013

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Crayford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Crayford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Crayford property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Crayford Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Georgian house looks in bad shape - what should we do? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-constructed apartments in Crayford do benefit from many advantages, but they can also be affected by diverse problems. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. Connolly D should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 249 South Park Drive, Ilford, IG3 9AL or 020 8599 2080.

Brick-constructed property feature in construction throughout Crayford, leading to a range of techniques. For example, running, or stretcher, bond. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would be advised to be conscious of when intending to buy an extended house in Crayford near a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Crayford need to have sufficient knowledge of local factors and the connection may have on the building. Property values will be inflated because of them being in good order. However a growing number have fallen into a poor state e.g. out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are expected note if the house is/might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unapproved changes to the property will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal representative.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Crayford properties at risk, and does a home buyers survey check possible flooding damage?

The lives of many property owners in Crayford and across the UK have been impacted by flooding, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before any water damage happens. The house survey may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

The River Thames from Dartford and Crayford to Allhallows including;Dartford, Crayford, Greenhithe, Denton, Swanscombe, Northfleet, Gravesend and Cliffe, near Crayford, was given an updated status of 'No warnings' at 08:40 on 29 Nov 2011, by the Environment Agency.

*Information accurate 4th Jan 2013

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