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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingston upon Thames

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingston upon Thames

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kingston upon Thames) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingston upon Thames

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Kingston upon Thames and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Kingston upon Thames property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Kingston upon Thames property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Kingston upon Thames Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

If buying a dilapidated regency flat property in Kingston upon Thames - should I upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as the Building Survey. If you are looking into purchasing an unconventional home e.g. an older flat in Kingston upon Thames - the Building Survey is the most appropriate survey to choose to purchase. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified property of standard construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile. Around 3 days following a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the flat, the chartered surveyors report will be delivered to the purchaser specifying comprehensive and frequently critical information in relation to the materials used for the construction of the flat.

There are certain limitations with any survey to be aware of as a chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Kingston upon Thames flat, an example being the removing roof space contents. Also flats mean access to the building can be prevented. A surveyor is only able to check the actual flat, though he may provide an opinion other sections of the property such as shared staircases. For more information and a comparison of the differences between surveys visit here.

English Heritage

We are purchasing a property close to Clattern Bridge , will this affect the property's value?

Clattern Bridge is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually add to the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of importance are Coombe Conduit, Gallows Conduit, Coombe and Ivy Conduit. Coombe. Your surveyor will consider all regional factors during the home buyers survey in Kingston upon Thames. See the English Heritage website for further information on Clattern Bridge.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to pay attention to when purchasing an old building? What consequences will the architecture have on regular maintenance?

Many buyers in Kingston upon Thames have considered buying property with real personality. For houses in Kingston upon Thames built before the 20th Century, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Buildings built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for listed property, Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may be required. Mention this to your Kingston upon Thames surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Kingston upon Thames and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Kingston upon Thames property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Kingston upon Thames property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Kingston upon Thames Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

If buying a dilapidated regency flat property in Kingston upon Thames - should I upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as the Building Survey. If you are looking into purchasing an unconventional home e.g. an older flat in Kingston upon Thames - the Building Survey is the most appropriate survey to choose to purchase. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified property of standard construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile. Around 3 days following a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the flat, the chartered surveyors report will be delivered to the purchaser specifying comprehensive and frequently critical information in relation to the materials used for the construction of the flat.



There are certain limitations with any survey to be aware of as a chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Kingston upon Thames flat, an example being the removing roof space contents. Also flats mean access to the building can be prevented. A surveyor is only able to check the actual flat, though he may provide an opinion other sections of the property such as shared staircases. For more information and a comparison of the differences between surveys visit here.

English Heritage

We are purchasing a property close to Clattern Bridge , will this affect the property's value?

Clattern Bridge is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually add to the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of importance are Coombe Conduit, Gallows Conduit, Coombe and Ivy Conduit. Coombe. Your surveyor will consider all regional factors during the home buyers survey in Kingston upon Thames. See the English Heritage website for further information on Clattern Bridge.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to pay attention to when purchasing an old building? What consequences will the architecture have on regular maintenance?

Many buyers in Kingston upon Thames have considered buying property with real personality. For houses in Kingston upon Thames built before the 20th Century, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Buildings built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for listed property, Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may be required. Mention this to your Kingston upon Thames surveyor for more information.

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