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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hackbridge

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hackbridge

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hackbridge) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hackbridge

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hackbridge and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Hackbridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Hackbridge property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Hackbridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to get the full structural survey in Hackbridge rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys do not exist now as the Building Survey has now superseded it. Choose a Building Survey in relation to the property outlined. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if buying a non period unmodified Hackbridge home assembled from normal construction materials.

There are several provisos exist with any survey because a surveyor cannot force or open up the structure of the building nor can they look into the internal condition of chimneys.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause problems for a new owner? Are there specific factors to consider, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including cracks. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include cracks. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Hackbridge building we're buying, but we are not certain. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hackbridge and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Hackbridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Hackbridge property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Hackbridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to get the full structural survey in Hackbridge rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys do not exist now as the Building Survey has now superseded it. Choose a Building Survey in relation to the property outlined. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if buying a non period unmodified Hackbridge home assembled from normal construction materials.

There are several provisos exist with any survey because a surveyor cannot force or open up the structure of the building nor can they look into the internal condition of chimneys.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause problems for a new owner? Are there specific factors to consider, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including cracks. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include cracks. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Hackbridge building we're buying, but we are not certain. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

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