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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 choose for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Honor Oak

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Honor Oak

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Honor Oak) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Honor Oak

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Honor Oak and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Honor Oak property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension on the Honor Oak property, you should you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Honor Oak property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Honor Oak House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we commission a full structural survey if buying a shabby regency cottage near Honor Oak as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes described as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer offered as it has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the RICS Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a 60 year old or less unmodified Honor Oak house of conventional construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is certainly the most appropriate one to choose for the property mentioned. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible parts, the chartered surveyors report will be forwarded to the client summarising any crucial professional advice concerning the construction materials used on the house. There are a few restrictions with any survey insofar

as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Honor Oak house e.g. removing roof space contents.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a property in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Honor Oak will find structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Lewisham Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Can the Home Survey consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. In Honor Oak's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Honor Oak property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Honor Oak and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Honor Oak property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension on the Honor Oak property, you should you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Honor Oak property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Honor Oak House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we commission a full structural survey if buying a shabby regency cottage near Honor Oak as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes described as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer offered as it has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the RICS Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a 60 year old or less unmodified Honor Oak house of conventional construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is certainly the most appropriate one to choose for the property mentioned. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible parts, the chartered surveyors report will be forwarded to the client summarising any crucial professional advice concerning the construction materials used on the house. There are a few restrictions with any survey insofar



as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Honor Oak house e.g. removing roof space contents.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a property in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Honor Oak will find structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Lewisham Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Can the Home Survey consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. In Honor Oak's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Honor Oak property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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