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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 Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Croydon

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Croydon

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in East Croydon) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Croydon

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in East Croydon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the East Croydon property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the East Croydon property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a East Croydon Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good tensile strength properties, it may be found in asbestos blocks.

All forms (including white) are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a East Croydon HomeBuyer report. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

External walls

In a East Croydon HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

An example defect for this is mortar of a veneer wall that has badly deteriorated. All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does wet weather have on our new East Croydon building? Will the East Croydon surveyor report on this? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on property are usually overlooked. One indication that gutters are a cause for concern is damp stains around drainage.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in East Croydon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the East Croydon property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the East Croydon property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a East Croydon Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good tensile strength properties, it may be found in asbestos blocks.

All forms (including white) are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.



Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a East Croydon HomeBuyer report. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

External walls

In a East Croydon HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

An example defect for this is mortar of a veneer wall that has badly deteriorated. All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does wet weather have on our new East Croydon building? Will the East Croydon surveyor report on this? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on property are usually overlooked. One indication that gutters are a cause for concern is damp stains around drainage.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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