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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crystal Palace

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crystal Palace

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Crystal Palace) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional , for example wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crystal Palace

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Crystal Palace and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

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

If the Crystal Palace property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Crystal Palace property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Crystal Palace property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Crystal Palace Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that the had been a problem with loose tiles - What should we keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. From fascias to parapet walls, many parts of the roof and loft will be taken into account, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A builder from the area with a recommendation from a friend or family member can provide a quote.

Chimney stacks

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Possible defects are visually reviewed as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. Inadequate combustible clearance is one example. Elements of the home which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our chartered surveyor check possible flooding, or if other properties have been affected?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can all result in extensive floods. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before any water damage happens, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Crystal Palace area likely to affect the home also enables the RICS surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The RICS surveyor may ask the current owner if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

No flood warnings were made for Crystal Palace, according to the Environment Agency.

*information checked 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Crystal Palace and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

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

If the Crystal Palace property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Crystal Palace property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Crystal Palace property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Crystal Palace Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that the had been a problem with loose tiles - What should we keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. From fascias to parapet walls, many parts of the roof and loft will be taken into account, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A builder from the area with a recommendation from a friend or family member can provide a quote.



Chimney stacks

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Possible defects are visually reviewed as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. Inadequate combustible clearance is one example. Elements of the home which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our chartered surveyor check possible flooding, or if other properties have been affected?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can all result in extensive floods. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before any water damage happens, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Crystal Palace area likely to affect the home also enables the RICS surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The RICS surveyor may ask the current owner if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

No flood warnings were made for Crystal Palace, according to the Environment Agency.

*information checked 04/01/13

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