HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Lower Sydenham

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Lower Sydenham

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Lower Sydenham Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lower Sydenham

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lower Sydenham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Lower Sydenham) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lower Sydenham

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

Reviews

Lower Sydenham Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Lower Sydenham Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Lower Sydenham

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Granville Park, London, SE13

  • HomeBuyer Report
    East Down Park, Lewisham, SE13

Home Buyers Survey Lower Sydenham

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Lower Sydenham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Lower Sydenham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Lower Sydenham property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Lower Sydenham Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Lower Sydenham HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but regular upkeep may still be required. Flat and sloping roofs are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. Exposed roof felt would be reported here, for example.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls cause problems? What issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including salt contamination of. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include salt contamination of. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Lower Sydenham, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will your Lower Sydenham Building Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant, with soil compaction or compression and soil swelling being relatively common. In Lower Sydenham's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Lower Sydenham house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Lower Sydenham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Lower Sydenham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Lower Sydenham property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Lower Sydenham Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Lower Sydenham HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but regular upkeep may still be required. Flat and sloping roofs are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. Exposed roof felt would be reported here, for example.



Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls cause problems? What issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including salt contamination of. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include salt contamination of. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Lower Sydenham, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will your Lower Sydenham Building Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant, with soil compaction or compression and soil swelling being relatively common. In Lower Sydenham's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Lower Sydenham house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote