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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 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.

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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.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor give details on the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas associated fixtures such as chimney breasts or flues. Fittings will not however be removed. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas engineer.

Regulations legally require landlords to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Damage resulting from flooding

We're intending to buy in Lower Sydenham. Is there a flood risk, and will the building survey check flooding?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage could all cause major flooding, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the house survey may advise appropriate repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Lower Sydenham home enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor will usually recommend that the home purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No Lower Sydenham flood alerts have been found (source: Environment Agency).

*Information correct 4th January 2013

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.

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.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor give details on the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas associated fixtures such as chimney breasts or flues. Fittings will not however be removed. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas engineer.



Regulations legally require landlords to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Damage resulting from flooding

We're intending to buy in Lower Sydenham. Is there a flood risk, and will the building survey check flooding?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage could all cause major flooding, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the house survey may advise appropriate repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Lower Sydenham home enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor will usually recommend that the home purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No Lower Sydenham flood alerts have been found (source: Environment Agency).

*Information correct 4th January 2013

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.

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