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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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What property survey should I select for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Herne Hill

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Herne Hill

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Herne Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Herne Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Herne Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Herne Hill property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Herne Hill property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Herne Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the condition of the gas supply?

Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters for instance, as well as gas connected fixtures, for instance associated asbestos. A Herne Hill RICS surveyor will not remove the gas fittings and will not conduct any tests on the system. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it can be unsafe, should you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I would need to look into when buying a building in Herne Hill in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Surveyors in Herne Hill must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing they have on the property. Prices will be higher which is down to conservation areas being in good order.

Surveyors are expected advise you if the home looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of a Herne Hill Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are carried out by your legal adviser. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be noted, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. What advice should we get?

Homes are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Herne Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Herne Hill property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Herne Hill property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Herne Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the condition of the gas supply?

Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters for instance, as well as gas connected fixtures, for instance associated asbestos. A Herne Hill RICS surveyor will not remove the gas fittings and will not conduct any tests on the system. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it can be unsafe, should you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.



Conservation area

Are there any factors I would need to look into when buying a building in Herne Hill in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Surveyors in Herne Hill must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing they have on the property. Prices will be higher which is down to conservation areas being in good order.

Surveyors are expected advise you if the home looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of a Herne Hill Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are carried out by your legal adviser. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be noted, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. What advice should we get?

Homes are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

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