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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Merton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Merton

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Merton) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Merton

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Merton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Merton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Merton property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Merton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I am meaning to move into I saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Homebuyer Report in Merton advise the electrics?

During a Merton Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will typically report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a poor state.

This will include a non invasive look-over of any revealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things like checking the category of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Merton property and the seller's agent has told us that it has been partially constructed with Portland stone. Which related issues should we consider?

Upkeep fees for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: domestic waste material disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include hazardous chemicals. Health concerns such as downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find structural problems connected with the site. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Merton Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Merton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Merton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Merton property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Merton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I am meaning to move into I saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Homebuyer Report in Merton advise the electrics?

During a Merton Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will typically report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a poor state.

This will include a non invasive look-over of any revealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things like checking the category of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.



The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Merton property and the seller's agent has told us that it has been partially constructed with Portland stone. Which related issues should we consider?

Upkeep fees for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: domestic waste material disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include hazardous chemicals. Health concerns such as downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find structural problems connected with the site. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Merton Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

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