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Homebuyer
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Building
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dulwich

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dulwich

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Dulwich) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard , for example thatched roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dulwich

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Dulwich and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Dulwich property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Dulwich property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Dulwich Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a property in SE22 on for £296, 152. What things will a Dulwich chartered surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Dulwich on a RICS valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for example plumbing problems or whether the property is on an adopted road. It may help to put side by side prices achieved in Dulwich at the same time for similar flats. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £273, 652 - £22, 500 less than £296, 152 and the flat/house average was £399, 426. 342, Upland Road, London, Southwark, Greater London, SE22 0DP sold for £165, 000 .

An impartial way to get a professional house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default.

A RICS chartered surveyor will attend the building as well as allowing for the variety of things that might affect property prices.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the property in Dulwich we're buying, but we are not certain. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Signs may not be obvious, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to pest problems can include chemical treatment or destruction of tainted materials.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your home surveyor.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Dulwich. Can a RICS surveyor search for possible flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Dulwich and across the country. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a home in Dulwich through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Dulwich is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Dulwich.

*04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Dulwich and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Dulwich property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Dulwich property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Dulwich Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a property in SE22 on for £296, 152. What things will a Dulwich chartered surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Dulwich on a RICS valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for example plumbing problems or whether the property is on an adopted road. It may help to put side by side prices achieved in Dulwich at the same time for similar flats. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £273, 652 - £22, 500 less than £296, 152 and the flat/house average was £399, 426. 342, Upland Road, London, Southwark, Greater London, SE22 0DP sold for £165, 000 .

An impartial way to get a professional house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default.



A RICS chartered surveyor will attend the building as well as allowing for the variety of things that might affect property prices.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the property in Dulwich we're buying, but we are not certain. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Signs may not be obvious, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to pest problems can include chemical treatment or destruction of tainted materials.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your home surveyor.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Dulwich. Can a RICS surveyor search for possible flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Dulwich and across the country. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a home in Dulwich through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Dulwich is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Dulwich.

*04/01/13

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