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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.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we should on guard for if purchasing an extended house in Forest Hill in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Forest Hill surveyors must possess local knowledge of local factors and the bearing may have with the property. The price of property will likely be greater as a result of them resisting change.

Surveyors are expected report whether the building is or might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are conducted by your legal representation. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have Local Authority

approval may be noted, however these should be investigated by your lawyer. Frank Stimpson & Son are a local firm situated at 179 Stanstead Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 1HR might be able to help. Tel: 020 8699 7644

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Forest Hill. What should we do about roof repairs?

Property in and around Forest Hill with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer cracked and loose slates or tiles, among a range of other roofing issues. From purlins to parapet walls, the whole roof will be taken into account. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of insulating the attic, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder in Forest Hill.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Forest Hill Surveyor be looking for on a stucco Victorian home in Forest Hill that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly beautiful and is often found on Victorian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Forest Hill surveyors frequently discover defects such as horizontal hairline cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems may be when dampness under flashings which results in the render detaching. Resolving problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we should on guard for if purchasing an extended house in Forest Hill in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Forest Hill surveyors must possess local knowledge of local factors and the bearing may have with the property. The price of property will likely be greater as a result of them resisting change.

Surveyors are expected report whether the building is or might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are conducted by your legal representation. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have Local Authority



approval may be noted, however these should be investigated by your lawyer. Frank Stimpson & Son are a local firm situated at 179 Stanstead Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 1HR might be able to help. Tel: 020 8699 7644

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Forest Hill. What should we do about roof repairs?

Property in and around Forest Hill with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer cracked and loose slates or tiles, among a range of other roofing issues. From purlins to parapet walls, the whole roof will be taken into account. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of insulating the attic, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder in Forest Hill.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Forest Hill Surveyor be looking for on a stucco Victorian home in Forest Hill that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly beautiful and is often found on Victorian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Forest Hill surveyors frequently discover defects such as horizontal hairline cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems may be when dampness under flashings which results in the render detaching. Resolving problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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