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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 building survey should I pick for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Twickenham

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Twickenham

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in East Twickenham) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for non standard , for example wood frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Twickenham

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in East Twickenham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the East Twickenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the East Twickenham property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a East Twickenham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall repair tips for the Edwardian terrace we're buying?

Brick-built East Twickenham homes demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also suffer from both minor and serious issues, including moisture damage and sulphate attack. One particularly serious issue is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Matthews M at 65 Westwood Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5PN should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0118-942 4862.

E.g. common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons in spending a bit more on the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a new more detailed survey which has been entitled the Building Survey, is now available. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid 20th century of later unmodified house made out of standard construction materials i.e. brick/tile. A Building Survey is definitely the most advisable selection in relation to the house mentioned. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts of the house, the surveyor's formal report is provided to the prospective purchaser detailing in depth and salient information about the construction materials used on the house. You should be aware of certain restrictions come with the survey as the surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the building of inspect under floor (unless accessible). Permanent outside buildings will also be inspected as part of the process.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the period property we are planning to move into, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a the East Twickenham surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a East Twickenham Homebuyer Report the surveyor should mention the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state. A Chartered surveyor should also give detail on potential areas for concern such as if there is an on-peak/off-peak supply.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in East Twickenham .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in East Twickenham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the East Twickenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the East Twickenham property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a East Twickenham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall repair tips for the Edwardian terrace we're buying?

Brick-built East Twickenham homes demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also suffer from both minor and serious issues, including moisture damage and sulphate attack. One particularly serious issue is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Matthews M at 65 Westwood Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5PN should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0118-942 4862.

E.g. common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.



Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons in spending a bit more on the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a new more detailed survey which has been entitled the Building Survey, is now available. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid 20th century of later unmodified house made out of standard construction materials i.e. brick/tile. A Building Survey is definitely the most advisable selection in relation to the house mentioned. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts of the house, the surveyor's formal report is provided to the prospective purchaser detailing in depth and salient information about the construction materials used on the house. You should be aware of certain restrictions come with the survey as the surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the building of inspect under floor (unless accessible). Permanent outside buildings will also be inspected as part of the process.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the period property we are planning to move into, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a the East Twickenham surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a East Twickenham Homebuyer Report the surveyor should mention the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state. A Chartered surveyor should also give detail on potential areas for concern such as if there is an on-peak/off-peak supply.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in East Twickenham .

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