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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 Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Godalming

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Godalming

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Godalming) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Godalming

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Godalming and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Godalming property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, 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 major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Godalming property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Godalming Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Stretcher bond upkeep guidance, can a property surveyor in Godalming help?

Brick-constructed houses demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also show signs of a range of defects, ranging from defective mortar to frost damage. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Marley Lee Brickwork Ltd of Unit 12 Brook Business Centre/Cowley Mill Rd, Cowley, Uxbridge, UB8 2FX on 01628 825929.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. If the 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.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 15th Century coast house. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can be problematic. Godalming structures built with traditional methods can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, Traditional materials may be required. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice. Erected between 1570 and 1674, 1 Church Street in Godalming is a traditional house of the time.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Godalming.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Typically it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency buildings. It is similar to plaster or mortar. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Godalming Building Surveys frequently focus on any number of problems for example trapped water leading to the surface breaking. Other issues might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Godalming and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Godalming property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, 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 major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Godalming property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Godalming Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Stretcher bond upkeep guidance, can a property surveyor in Godalming help?

Brick-constructed houses demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also show signs of a range of defects, ranging from defective mortar to frost damage. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Marley Lee Brickwork Ltd of Unit 12 Brook Business Centre/Cowley Mill Rd, Cowley, Uxbridge, UB8 2FX on 01628 825929.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. If the 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.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 15th Century coast house. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can be problematic. Godalming structures built with traditional methods can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, Traditional materials may be required. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice. Erected between 1570 and 1674, 1 Church Street in Godalming is a traditional house of the time.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Godalming.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Typically it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency buildings. It is similar to plaster or mortar. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Godalming Building Surveys frequently focus on any number of problems for example trapped water leading to the surface breaking. Other issues might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

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