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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ladywell

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ladywell

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ladywell) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ladywell

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Ladywell and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ladywell property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Ladywell property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Ladywell Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Ladywell that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of solid render. Typically it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is very beautiful and is often found on Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors frequently report any number of problems such as water trapped behind paint.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when moisture under flashings that results in the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1979-built property in Ladywell and found that the cellar door frame was skewed. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Additionally, most homes in Ladywell are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Ladywell properties at risk, and does a chartered surveyor search for signs of flooding damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses are at a high risk of water damage caused by flooding, and the value of a house in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a residential property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The surveyor may ask the vendor or agent if the residential property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

The Environment Agency recently gave a status update for Ravensbourne at Lewisham, Including Ladywell, London Borough of Lewisham, near Ladywell.

*information checked 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Ladywell and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ladywell property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Ladywell property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Ladywell Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Ladywell that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of solid render. Typically it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is very beautiful and is often found on Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors frequently report any number of problems such as water trapped behind paint.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when moisture under flashings that results in the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


We are purchasing a 1979-built property in Ladywell and found that the cellar door frame was skewed. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Additionally, most homes in Ladywell are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Ladywell properties at risk, and does a chartered surveyor search for signs of flooding damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses are at a high risk of water damage caused by flooding, and the value of a house in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a residential property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The surveyor may ask the vendor or agent if the residential property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

The Environment Agency recently gave a status update for Ravensbourne at Lewisham, Including Ladywell, London Borough of Lewisham, near Ladywell.

*information checked 04/01/13

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