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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hampton Wick

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hampton Wick

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hampton Wick) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hampton Wick

    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 get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Hampton Wick and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Hampton Wick property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Hampton Wick property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hampton Wick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I need to be aware of if intending to buy a flat in Hampton Wick in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. Surveyors in Hampton Wick must possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing may have with the home. Prices is typically significantly higher as a result of them resisting change. However many conservation areas are falling into a poor state e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Property surveyors are expected note whether the building could be is so classified and Section I of your Hampton Wick Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out as part of the

legal process. Unauthorised adjustments to the building should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the solicitor. Matrix Legal Ltd are based in Surrey House, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1 1ER and may be happy to help. Tel: 020 7186 1600

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor look out for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian house in Hampton Wick that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a specific type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick to form an even finish. The effect is very grand in appearance and was common on some Victorian houses for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hampton Wick can discover issues such as when movement of the wall causes cracks

Another example of problems could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Re-applying problems with stucco may be expensive as craftsmen are becoming harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Victorian house appears to have several cracks - what should we do? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-walled Hampton Wick converted property can indicate diverse problems, ranging from defective mortar to DPC failure. Your surveyor will mention these. An issue of particular concern is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact R I C Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 01329 835530 or Belvedere Farm/Titchfield Lane, Wickham, Fareham, PO17 5PQ.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Hampton Wick and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Hampton Wick property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Hampton Wick property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hampton Wick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I need to be aware of if intending to buy a flat in Hampton Wick in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. Surveyors in Hampton Wick must possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing may have with the home. Prices is typically significantly higher as a result of them resisting change. However many conservation areas are falling into a poor state e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Property surveyors are expected note whether the building could be is so classified and Section I of your Hampton Wick Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out as part of the



legal process. Unauthorised adjustments to the building should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the solicitor. Matrix Legal Ltd are based in Surrey House, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1 1ER and may be happy to help. Tel: 020 7186 1600

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor look out for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian house in Hampton Wick that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a specific type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick to form an even finish. The effect is very grand in appearance and was common on some Victorian houses for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hampton Wick can discover issues such as when movement of the wall causes cracks

Another example of problems could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Re-applying problems with stucco may be expensive as craftsmen are becoming harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Victorian house appears to have several cracks - what should we do? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-walled Hampton Wick converted property can indicate diverse problems, ranging from defective mortar to DPC failure. Your surveyor will mention these. An issue of particular concern is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact R I C Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 01329 835530 or Belvedere Farm/Titchfield Lane, Wickham, Fareham, PO17 5PQ.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick.

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