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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lindfield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lindfield

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Lindfield) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard e.g. thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lindfield

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Lindfield property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Lindfield property's condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Lindfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position at the property, as well as gas affiliated appliances such as chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings won't be detached. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Lindfield builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos, are there any risks, can it be handled easily and Should I be concerned?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in wall panelling for example. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break it and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence could be a concern impacting the home. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks. Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Lindfield property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Lindfield property's condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Lindfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position at the property, as well as gas affiliated appliances such as chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings won't be detached. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles


A Lindfield builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos, are there any risks, can it be handled easily and Should I be concerned?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in wall panelling for example. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break it and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence could be a concern impacting the home. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks. Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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.

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