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  Mortgage Valuation
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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.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the building we intend to move into it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

During a Esher Building Survey a surveyor will usually report on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state. A Chartered surveyor is required to report back on things like checking the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Gas flame

Will the Esher surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas supply?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) for example, as well as gas connected fittings such as fireplaces. Your Esher RICS chartered surveyor will not remove external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to conduct any tests on the gas system. Gas can be deadly, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Esher include Brett Offen Plumbing & Heating Services of 171A Coverts Road, Claygate, Esher, Surrey Tel. 07980 932554 and Waters Brothers Gas & Heating of Fairbrow, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey Tel. 07889504968.

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment flat in KT10 priced at £365, 706. What considerations will a Esher chartered surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Esher ?

There are many factors that might affect property values e.g. the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. You can try to compare with flat values recorded in Esher for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £377, 806, which is £12, 100 more than the price being asked. The combined house/flat average was £920, 162. 33, Flat 1 & 3-7, New Road, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey, KT10 9PG sold for £170, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A qualified surveyor should actually visit the site as well as considering the wealth of area issues affecting the value of property.

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the building we intend to move into it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

During a Esher Building Survey a surveyor will usually report on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state. A Chartered surveyor is required to report back on things like checking the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting).



Gas flame

Will the Esher surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas supply?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) for example, as well as gas connected fittings such as fireplaces. Your Esher RICS chartered surveyor will not remove external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to conduct any tests on the gas system. Gas can be deadly, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Esher include Brett Offen Plumbing & Heating Services of 171A Coverts Road, Claygate, Esher, Surrey Tel. 07980 932554 and Waters Brothers Gas & Heating of Fairbrow, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey Tel. 07889504968.

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment flat in KT10 priced at £365, 706. What considerations will a Esher chartered surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Esher ?

There are many factors that might affect property values e.g. the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. You can try to compare with flat values recorded in Esher for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £377, 806, which is £12, 100 more than the price being asked. The combined house/flat average was £920, 162. 33, Flat 1 & 3-7, New Road, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey, KT10 9PG sold for £170, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A qualified surveyor should actually visit the site as well as considering the wealth of area issues affecting the value of property.

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