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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Esher

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Esher

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Esher) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Esher

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Esher property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Esher property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Esher Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of site clearance) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Esher building will include an independent valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To properly appraise the property's value the valuer will factor in local property market knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions like there are no dangerous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no impossible to rectify legal problems like consent for alteration having been given and complied with. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Further Esher assumptions, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like mining activity, also being considered.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Esher that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Commonly it is layered over brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency buildings for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly reveal issues for example, lateral pattern like cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints. Other issues could be when moisture beneath sills that causes the render detaching. Re-covering problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be a risk of asbestos Artex concealed in the property. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Esher property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Esher property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Esher Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of site clearance) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Esher building will include an independent valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To properly appraise the property's value the valuer will factor in local property market knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions like there are no dangerous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no impossible to rectify legal problems like consent for alteration having been given and complied with. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.



Further Esher assumptions, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like mining activity, also being considered.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Esher that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Commonly it is layered over brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency buildings for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly reveal issues for example, lateral pattern like cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints. Other issues could be when moisture beneath sills that causes the render detaching. Re-covering problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be a risk of asbestos Artex concealed in the property. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

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