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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lambeth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lambeth

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lambeth) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lambeth

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Lambeth and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Lambeth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Lambeth property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Lambeth Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a modified period mid terrace home - do I need to get a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. If you are purchasing an unconventional Lambeth home such as an extended house, it is now the most suitable choice of home survey. It specifies full and often critical professional advice concerning the homes standard of construction and repair and any maintenance needs, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

There are one or two restrictions with any residential survey to consider as a qualified surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the of the Lambeth building for example lifting up floor coverings. Certain external buildings will typically be looked at as part of the process.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does rainfall have on our new home in Lambeth? Will the home buyers survey report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which rainfall has on a home is not given enough thought by home buyers. If you have only seen the residence in on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Will the Lambeth Property Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Lambeth can have unwanted consequences, with sub-soil shrinkage and soil movement being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Lambeth and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Lambeth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Lambeth property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Lambeth Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a modified period mid terrace home - do I need to get a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys was recently renamed as Building Surveys. If you are purchasing an unconventional Lambeth home such as an extended house, it is now the most suitable choice of home survey. It specifies full and often critical professional advice concerning the homes standard of construction and repair and any maintenance needs, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

There are one or two restrictions with any residential survey to consider as a qualified surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the of the Lambeth building for example lifting up floor coverings. Certain external buildings will typically be looked at as part of the process.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does rainfall have on our new home in Lambeth? Will the home buyers survey report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which rainfall has on a home is not given enough thought by home buyers. If you have only seen the residence in on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Will the Lambeth Property Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Lambeth can have unwanted consequences, with sub-soil shrinkage and soil movement being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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