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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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What Survey is the best choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Sheen

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Sheen

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in East Sheen) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option for unconventional such as cellared or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Sheen

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in East Sheen and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the East Sheen property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the East Sheen property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant East Sheen Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to consider when buying a house built in around 1750? Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

A building's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Property featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in East Sheen and found a gap below the skirting board in the sitting room. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in East Sheen should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the building's structure and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in East Sheen, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does the Home Buyers Survey cover this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, small cracks in the bedroom wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A East Sheen surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in East Sheen and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the East Sheen property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the East Sheen property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant East Sheen Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to consider when buying a house built in around 1750? Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

A building's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Property featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in East Sheen and found a gap below the skirting board in the sitting room. What solutions are to available to resolve this?



Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in East Sheen should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the building's structure and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in East Sheen, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does the Home Buyers Survey cover this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, small cracks in the bedroom wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A East Sheen surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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