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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Croydon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Croydon

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Croydon) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Croydon

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Croydon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Croydon property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Croydon property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Croydon Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

If purchasing an abandoned regency cottage property, do I need to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed as Building Surveys. When buying an altered Croydon home e.g. a period house, the Building Survey is now the most suitable choice. This non prescribed format of report should outline crucial advice on the buildings standard of construction and repair in addition to any technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible areas.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Croydon Surveyor consider on a stucco home in Croydon that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is just dense render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian buildings for example. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often prone to defect and Croydon Homebuyer Reports can detail potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped moisture culminating in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems could include attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from bricks. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.

For a local expert try Marshall Decorators, 12, Hyde Rd, South Croydon, CR2 9NP Tel. 020 8657 6197

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older farmhouse in Croydon. Will the home's age be a problem?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can create issues for homeowners, and Croydon homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can result in higher ongoing expenses. Built in the 14th century, 91/3 Church Street in Croydon is a fine example of a Medieval-period shop.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Croydon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Croydon property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Croydon property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Croydon Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

If purchasing an abandoned regency cottage property, do I need to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed as Building Surveys. When buying an altered Croydon home e.g. a period house, the Building Survey is now the most suitable choice. This non prescribed format of report should outline crucial advice on the buildings standard of construction and repair in addition to any technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible areas.



Damaged Render

What defects will my Croydon Surveyor consider on a stucco home in Croydon that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is just dense render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian buildings for example. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often prone to defect and Croydon Homebuyer Reports can detail potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped moisture culminating in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems could include attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from bricks. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.

For a local expert try Marshall Decorators, 12, Hyde Rd, South Croydon, CR2 9NP Tel. 020 8657 6197

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older farmhouse in Croydon. Will the home's age be a problem?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can create issues for homeowners, and Croydon homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can result in higher ongoing expenses. Built in the 14th century, 91/3 Church Street in Croydon is a fine example of a Medieval-period shop.

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