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Property
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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 Home Survey should I choose for my prospective property purchase in Foots Cray?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Foots Cray

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Foots Cray

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Foots Cray) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Foots Cray

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Foots Cray and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Foots Cray property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Foots Cray property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Foots Cray Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. asbestos blocks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls.

All forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move the asbestos and expert advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Foots Cray survey. They will report on suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency home in Foots Cray.

Stucco is a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco is very aesthetic and was often found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors frequently discover defects such as dampness trapped behind paint coatings which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues. Other issues can possibly result be when moisture enters below windows which causes large areas of detachment. Remedying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour warned us that access to the roof could be an issue, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our property surveyor in Foots Cray look for?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes will suffer torn or punctured damp-proofing, among a range of other roofing issues. From sheeting to tie beams, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Foots Cray and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Foots Cray property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Foots Cray property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Foots Cray Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. asbestos blocks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls.

All forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move the asbestos and expert advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Foots Cray survey. They will report on suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.



Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency home in Foots Cray.

Stucco is a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco is very aesthetic and was often found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors frequently discover defects such as dampness trapped behind paint coatings which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues. Other issues can possibly result be when moisture enters below windows which causes large areas of detachment. Remedying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour warned us that access to the roof could be an issue, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our property surveyor in Foots Cray look for?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes will suffer torn or punctured damp-proofing, among a range of other roofing issues. From sheeting to tie beams, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

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