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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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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.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor report on the condition of the gas appliances?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes as part of the Earls Court survey, as well as gas connected appliances or installations e.g. associated asbestos. Should there be any external fittings or housings they however, won't be taken off. Gas is potentially fatal, if you have any worries relating to gas installations of any type or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Earls Court Home Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like a hard-to-open lounge door or minor wall cracks in the lounge can be early indications of very serious structural issues. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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.

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.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor report on the condition of the gas appliances?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes as part of the Earls Court survey, as well as gas connected appliances or installations e.g. associated asbestos. Should there be any external fittings or housings they however, won't be taken off. Gas is potentially fatal, if you have any worries relating to gas installations of any type or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Earls Court Home Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like a hard-to-open lounge door or minor wall cracks in the lounge can be early indications of very serious structural issues. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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.

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