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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 Home Survey is the correct choice for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Forest Hill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Forest Hill

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Forest Hill) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Forest Hill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Forest Hill and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Forest Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Forest Hill property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Forest Hill House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a house next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste material disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include structurally instability. Health concerns for example abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Lewisham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to go for a full structural survey when investing in a abandoned fifties bungalow near Forest Hill rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently referred to as a Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer offered has actually been renamed by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. You should choose the Building Survey in relation to the house you are considering. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a non period Forest Hill house built out of standard building materials i.e. brick/tile. There are certain survey no go areas exist with any survey as a qualified surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the house or inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Forest Hill and are looking for a residence constructed with brick chimney. What advice would a property surveyor in Forest Hill give?

Brick-walled apartments in Forest Hill can be subject to several common problems. These can include efflorescence or crumbling mortar. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with repair advice also supplied. One particularly serious issue is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Orkney Chris of 68 Gaston Way, Shepperton, TW17 8EX on 07721 622167.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Forest Hill, leading to a range of styles and techniques. As an example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

If the Forest Hill surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Forest Hill and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Forest Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Forest Hill property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Forest Hill House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a house next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste material disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include structurally instability. Health concerns for example abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Lewisham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to go for a full structural survey when investing in a abandoned fifties bungalow near Forest Hill rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently referred to as a Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer offered has actually been renamed by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. You should choose the Building Survey in relation to the house you are considering. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a non period Forest Hill house built out of standard building materials i.e. brick/tile. There are certain survey no go areas exist with any survey as a qualified surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the house or inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Forest Hill and are looking for a residence constructed with brick chimney. What advice would a property surveyor in Forest Hill give?

Brick-walled apartments in Forest Hill can be subject to several common problems. These can include efflorescence or crumbling mortar. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with repair advice also supplied. One particularly serious issue is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Orkney Chris of 68 Gaston Way, Shepperton, TW17 8EX on 07721 622167.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Forest Hill, leading to a range of styles and techniques. As an example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

If the Forest Hill surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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