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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 choose for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Knaphill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Knaphill

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Knaphill) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Knaphill

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Knaphill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Knaphill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Knaphill property's general condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Knaphill Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a flat in Knaphill (GU21) for an asking price of £220, 240. What will the surveyor consider when carrying out a RICS valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can add to or subtract from house prices from whether it is freehold, leasehold or share of freehold to the amount of accommodation it offers. It often helps to put side by side values recorded in Knaphill for comparable properties. The average flat price paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £195, 440, which is £24, 800 less than the price you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £318, 495. Newlands Flats, 1, Anchor Hill, Knaphill, Woking, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2HN a leasehold flat recently sold for £160, 000 .

In order for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

A chartered surveyor will always attend the site in addition to factoring in all other area items that can affect the value of property.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a house? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact rainfall can have on buildings in Knaphill is often overlooked. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include water pooling below gutters. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Knaphill or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Stone block wall damage

Will a cottage with stone walls create upkeep problems? What problems should we be aware of?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Knaphill buildings. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled Knaphill buildings. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Knaphill buildings, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Downside Goods Yard Quarry, Downside Goods Yard, Off Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QE for details. Call 01483 725100 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Knaphill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Knaphill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Knaphill property's general condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Knaphill Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a flat in Knaphill (GU21) for an asking price of £220, 240. What will the surveyor consider when carrying out a RICS valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can add to or subtract from house prices from whether it is freehold, leasehold or share of freehold to the amount of accommodation it offers. It often helps to put side by side values recorded in Knaphill for comparable properties. The average flat price paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £195, 440, which is £24, 800 less than the price you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £318, 495. Newlands Flats, 1, Anchor Hill, Knaphill, Woking, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2HN a leasehold flat recently sold for £160, 000 .

In order for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.



A chartered surveyor will always attend the site in addition to factoring in all other area items that can affect the value of property.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a house? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact rainfall can have on buildings in Knaphill is often overlooked. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include water pooling below gutters. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Knaphill or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Stone block wall damage

Will a cottage with stone walls create upkeep problems? What problems should we be aware of?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Knaphill buildings. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled Knaphill buildings. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Knaphill buildings, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Downside Goods Yard Quarry, Downside Goods Yard, Off Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QE for details. Call 01483 725100 for more information.

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