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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 HomeBuyers Survey is right for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Killay

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Killay

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Killay) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Killay

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Killay and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Killay property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Killay property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Killay Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with damp from the leaking roof. Which issues relating to the loft will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

This is a common concern for property purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Houses across Killay can often hide roofing woes, like wet rot. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Killay contractor can provide one.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence might be worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report look into?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In some older houses cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Killay. Is there any brick chimney maintenance advice we should be aware of??

Brick-constructed buildings demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also experience distinct issues. These can include frost damage or badly applied render. An issue of particular concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Brickwork O J should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 020 8398 3503 or 1 Fleece Rd, Long Ditton, Surbiton, KT6 5JP.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall, to the rare, such shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Killay and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Killay property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Killay property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Killay Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with damp from the leaking roof. Which issues relating to the loft will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

This is a common concern for property purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Houses across Killay can often hide roofing woes, like wet rot. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Killay contractor can provide one.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence might be worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report look into?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In some older houses cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Killay. Is there any brick chimney maintenance advice we should be aware of??

Brick-constructed buildings demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also experience distinct issues. These can include frost damage or badly applied render. An issue of particular concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Brickwork O J should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 020 8398 3503 or 1 Fleece Rd, Long Ditton, Surbiton, KT6 5JP.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall, to the rare, such shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

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