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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Grinstead

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Grinstead

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in East Grinstead) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Grinstead

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Waterside, East Grinstead, RH19

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Rowplatt Close, Felbridge, East Grinstead, Surrey, RH19

Home Buyers Survey East Grinstead

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in East Grinstead and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the East Grinstead property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works on the East Grinstead property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the East Grinstead property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a East Grinstead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls generate lots of maintenance costs? Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Broadway Dark Cream Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Paddockhurst Quarry, C/O R H & R W Clutton, 92 High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3DF, quarrying Sandstone, for details. Call 01342 410122 for more information.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a East Grinstead expert. Stove & Fireplace Centre, 77 High St, East Grinstead, RH19 3DD (Phone: 01342 315949), for example, could assist.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will a East Grinstead Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in East Grinstead.

Stucco is in fact just a type of render. Usually stucco render is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and was common on some Victorian houses for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and East Grinstead surveyors can highlight any number of problems for example trapped water resulting in damp problems. Other potential problems could include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Re-coating problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are becoming rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in East Grinstead. Is there a flood risk, and will the East Grinstead surveyor investigate possible flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million homes are exposed to flood damage. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the property survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the East Grinstead house or on adjacent sites. The property surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier if the East Grinstead house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in East Grinstead and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the East Grinstead property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works on the East Grinstead property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the East Grinstead property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a East Grinstead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls generate lots of maintenance costs? Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Broadway Dark Cream Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.



Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Paddockhurst Quarry, C/O R H & R W Clutton, 92 High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3DF, quarrying Sandstone, for details. Call 01342 410122 for more information.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a East Grinstead expert. Stove & Fireplace Centre, 77 High St, East Grinstead, RH19 3DD (Phone: 01342 315949), for example, could assist.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will a East Grinstead Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in East Grinstead.

Stucco is in fact just a type of render. Usually stucco render is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and was common on some Victorian houses for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and East Grinstead surveyors can highlight any number of problems for example trapped water resulting in damp problems. Other potential problems could include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Re-coating problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are becoming rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in East Grinstead. Is there a flood risk, and will the East Grinstead surveyor investigate possible flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million homes are exposed to flood damage. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the property survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the East Grinstead house or on adjacent sites. The property surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier if the East Grinstead house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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