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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Greenwich

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Greenwich

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Greenwich) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for unconventional such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Greenwich

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Greenwich and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Greenwich property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Greenwich property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Greenwich property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Greenwich Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Greenwich. What will we need to look out for when purchasing an older property? What effect will the slate roof have on upkeep?

Many buyers would like to own a home with character, such as a period conversion. For traditionally-built Greenwich property, age, however, can worry purchasers. Greenwich homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional materials may be required. This may make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Greenwich go into it?

Concerns relating to asbestos are understandable. Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds for example. It is found all over the world including Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a one fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Getting rid of it may be dear but absolutely must be conducted by professionals. Greenwich Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Greenwich HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should offer advice.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a building close to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: inert waste. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include methane gas generation. Potential health issues such as gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Greenwich RICS surveyors will find structural defects resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Greenwich Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Greenwich and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Greenwich property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Greenwich property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Greenwich property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Greenwich Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Greenwich. What will we need to look out for when purchasing an older property? What effect will the slate roof have on upkeep?

Many buyers would like to own a home with character, such as a period conversion. For traditionally-built Greenwich property, age, however, can worry purchasers. Greenwich homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional materials may be required. This may make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.



Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Greenwich go into it?

Concerns relating to asbestos are understandable. Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds for example. It is found all over the world including Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a one fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Getting rid of it may be dear but absolutely must be conducted by professionals. Greenwich Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Greenwich HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should offer advice.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a building close to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: inert waste. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include methane gas generation. Potential health issues such as gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Greenwich RICS surveyors will find structural defects resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Greenwich Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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