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Valuation
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Earls Court

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Earls Court

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Earls Court) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Earls Court

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Earls Court and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Earls Court property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Earls Court property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Earls Court Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Earls Court and saw that the garage floor was uneven, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does happen in newer buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property., or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered home in Earls Court that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is very attractive and is/was often found on Georgian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Earls Court Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal defects e.g. dampness trapped behind paint. Other issues might be when moisture enters beneath flashings that causes detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a building near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: non-hazardous rubbish. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns such as spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Earls Court will find structural problems connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Kensington and Chelsea Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Earls Court and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Earls Court property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Earls Court property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Earls Court Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Earls Court and saw that the garage floor was uneven, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does happen in newer buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property., or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.



Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered home in Earls Court that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is very attractive and is/was often found on Georgian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Earls Court Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal defects e.g. dampness trapped behind paint. Other issues might be when moisture enters beneath flashings that causes detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a building near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: non-hazardous rubbish. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns such as spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Earls Court will find structural problems connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Kensington and Chelsea Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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