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  Mortgage Valuation
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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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Merton. What does the building surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

Merton property in otherwise fine condition could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof. From decking to tie beams, every element of the roof will be taken into account, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Merton, but it is a health and safety necessity. A builder in Merton with a good reference can provide a quote. Contact Ross J of 11 Runes Cl, Mitcham, CR4 4EX on 07960 360935 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Merton house we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Pests like dust mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Merton. This matter should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your Merton surveyor

Damaged Render

What defects will a Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Merton which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a form of solid render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is very grand in appearance and is common on some Regency houses for example. It is very similar to mortar (sand and cement). It used to contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Merton Homebuyer Reports frequently reveal defects which can include trapped moisture leading to damp problems which need attention.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Remedying problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

For a local expert try Pegasus Roofing, 44, Pine Walk, Carshalton, SM5 4HD Tel. 0208 669 9422 or 07956 408 573

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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Merton. What does the building surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

Merton property in otherwise fine condition could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof. From decking to tie beams, every element of the roof will be taken into account, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Merton, but it is a health and safety necessity. A builder in Merton with a good reference can provide a quote. Contact Ross J of 11 Runes Cl, Mitcham, CR4 4EX on 07960 360935 for more information.



Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Merton house we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Pests like dust mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Merton. This matter should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your Merton surveyor

Damaged Render

What defects will a Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Merton which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a form of solid render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is very grand in appearance and is common on some Regency houses for example. It is very similar to mortar (sand and cement). It used to contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Merton Homebuyer Reports frequently reveal defects which can include trapped moisture leading to damp problems which need attention.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Remedying problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

For a local expert try Pegasus Roofing, 44, Pine Walk, Carshalton, SM5 4HD Tel. 0208 669 9422 or 07956 408 573

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