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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lewisham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lewisham

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lewisham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lewisham

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Lewisham property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Lewisham property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Lewisham House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To be able to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will pair area knowledge and other factors relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like industrial buildings, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a building proximate to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: commercial waste material disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues for example congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Lewisham RICS surveyors will flag up any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Lewisham Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that rotten beams had been a concern, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What aspects of the structure's roof will be looked into for the survey?

Property in Lewisham in good condition can often hide damage to the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar ties, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

The maintenance of a roof 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 builder from the area can provide one.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Lewisham property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Lewisham property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Lewisham House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To be able to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will pair area knowledge and other factors relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Additional local area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like industrial buildings, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a building proximate to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: commercial waste material disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues for example congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Lewisham RICS surveyors will flag up any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Lewisham Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that rotten beams had been a concern, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What aspects of the structure's roof will be looked into for the survey?

Property in Lewisham in good condition can often hide damage to the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar ties, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

The maintenance of a roof 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 builder from the area can provide one.

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