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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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the East Croydon home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To fully consider the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will take into account awareness of the East Croydon property market and other factors relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on materials used and draw upon key assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like East Croydon planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in East Croydon. Can a residential surveyor check for indications of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The chartered surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Fortunately, no recent flood alerts were found for East Croydon, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data correct 04/01/13

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor mentioned subsidence might be an issue. What possible solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the building's structure and which can result in movement. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the East Croydon home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To fully consider the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will take into account awareness of the East Croydon property market and other factors relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on materials used and draw upon key assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like East Croydon planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in East Croydon. Can a residential surveyor check for indications of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The chartered surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Fortunately, no recent flood alerts were found for East Croydon, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data correct 04/01/13

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor mentioned subsidence might be an issue. What possible solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the building's structure and which can result in movement. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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