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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my potential property purchase in Hersham?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hersham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hersham

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hersham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for non standard property such as thatched or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hersham

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hersham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Hersham property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Hersham property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hersham Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick guidelines for upkeep - can a surveyor in Hersham assist? Does brick decay faster in Hersham weather?

Brick-constructed houses feature several advantages. However, they can also indicate several common problems. This could be anything from horizontal cracking to weathering. Your surveyor can investigate these as part of their report, with feedback. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. For more information, contact a local builder, Monks Brick Work of 2 Shelton Av, Sale, M33 5DZ on 07896 184656.

Hersham home purchasers may need to consider that great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture can be found across the UK. E.g. Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create more problems for the owner? What should we look in to?

Ranging from Beer Limestone to Rockingstone Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

If you need more assistance, consider a stonemason or specialist in Hersham. Stone Traders, Field Common Farm, Field Common La, Walton-On-Thames, KT12 3QH (Phone: 0844-800 4045), for example, could assist.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious silicate material. Some types may be in building materials e.g. toilet cistern. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in textured coatings.

All forms (including white) are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to move it and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and will suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hersham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Hersham property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Hersham property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hersham Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick guidelines for upkeep - can a surveyor in Hersham assist? Does brick decay faster in Hersham weather?

Brick-constructed houses feature several advantages. However, they can also indicate several common problems. This could be anything from horizontal cracking to weathering. Your surveyor can investigate these as part of their report, with feedback. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. For more information, contact a local builder, Monks Brick Work of 2 Shelton Av, Sale, M33 5DZ on 07896 184656.

Hersham home purchasers may need to consider that great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture can be found across the UK. E.g. Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.



Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create more problems for the owner? What should we look in to?

Ranging from Beer Limestone to Rockingstone Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

If you need more assistance, consider a stonemason or specialist in Hersham. Stone Traders, Field Common Farm, Field Common La, Walton-On-Thames, KT12 3QH (Phone: 0844-800 4045), for example, could assist.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious silicate material. Some types may be in building materials e.g. toilet cistern. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in textured coatings.

All forms (including white) are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to move it and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and will suggest further investigation.

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