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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Elmers End

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Elmers End

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Elmers End) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Elmers End

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Elmers End and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Elmers End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Elmers End property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Elmers End House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Elmers End, what will 'E2' cover?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers in Elmers End deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. 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.

As part of Section E2, these elements are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. An old, worn out asphalt roof is one defect applicable to this section.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a home buyers survey inquire into flooding?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Elmers End property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Elmers End area likely to affect the property also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

The Chaffinch Brook and St James Stream at Elmers End and Upper Elmers End, including South Norwood Country Park, London Boroughs of Bromley and Croydon, near Elmers End, was given an updated status on 2/11/11, by the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

Your surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes at the home, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance fireplaces. Any external fittings won't actually be taken off. The system will not be tested at all. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations stipulate landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Elmers End and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Elmers End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Elmers End property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Elmers End House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Elmers End, what will 'E2' cover?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers in Elmers End deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. 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.



As part of Section E2, these elements are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. An old, worn out asphalt roof is one defect applicable to this section.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a home buyers survey inquire into flooding?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Elmers End property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Elmers End area likely to affect the property also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

The Chaffinch Brook and St James Stream at Elmers End and Upper Elmers End, including South Norwood Country Park, London Boroughs of Bromley and Croydon, near Elmers End, was given an updated status on 2/11/11, by the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

Your surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes at the home, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance fireplaces. Any external fittings won't actually be taken off. The system will not be tested at all. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations stipulate landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

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