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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 property survey should I pick for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Epsom

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Epsom

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Epsom) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Epsom

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Epsom and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Epsom property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Epsom property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Epsom Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a danger of asbestos insulation situated in the flat. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a harmful silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board for example. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to consider when purchasing a flat in Epsom near a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local area issues and any bearing may have with the home and its value. House prices will be enhanced due to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are expected note whether the building could be so designated and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your conveyancer. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be commented on, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Lancasters are a local firm situated at 4 Upper High Street, Epsom and Ewell, Surrey, KT17 4QJ and may be happy to advise. Tel: 01372 724931

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor look at the safety of the gas supply?

The local surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the condition of the meter for example, as well as gas affiliated fixtures like the possibility of asbestos. Gas fittings won't be dislodged. Gas is potentially deadly, should there be any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer without delay.

Surrey based local Gas Safe registered companies include CAS Plumbing of Flat 4, Ascot Court, Epsom, Surrey Tel. 07988 632178 and Declan Squizzoni of 38 Rutherwyke Close, Epsom, Surrey Tel. 07973151988.

Gas regulations obligate landlords to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Epsom and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Epsom property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Epsom property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Epsom Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a danger of asbestos insulation situated in the flat. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a harmful silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board for example. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to consider when purchasing a flat in Epsom near a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local area issues and any bearing may have with the home and its value. House prices will be enhanced due to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are expected note whether the building could be so designated and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your conveyancer. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be commented on, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Lancasters are a local firm situated at 4 Upper High Street, Epsom and Ewell, Surrey, KT17 4QJ and may be happy to advise. Tel: 01372 724931

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor look at the safety of the gas supply?

The local surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the condition of the meter for example, as well as gas affiliated fixtures like the possibility of asbestos. Gas fittings won't be dislodged. Gas is potentially deadly, should there be any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer without delay.

Surrey based local Gas Safe registered companies include CAS Plumbing of Flat 4, Ascot Court, Epsom, Surrey Tel. 07988 632178 and Declan Squizzoni of 38 Rutherwyke Close, Epsom, Surrey Tel. 07973151988.

Gas regulations obligate landlords to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

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