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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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What Home Survey should I select for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Millwall

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Millwall

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Millwall) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Millwall

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Millwall and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Millwall property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Millwall property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Millwall Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s home with stone walls. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated?

Buyers of listed property should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. This is monitored by the local council. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Purchasers renovating Millwall property should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Millwall, you can contact local suppliers.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an old cottage. Will the age of the home be a problem?

A property's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this home in Millwall might need repairs. What are the possible consequences? What impact do Millwall environmental conditions have?

Brick apartments in Millwall will show signs of several common problems, such as cracks.

A defect often found is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Contact SJL Bricklayers for a repairs estimate at 020 8767 4158 or 27 Freshwater Rd, London, SW17 9TH.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Millwall and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Millwall property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Millwall property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Millwall Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s home with stone walls. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated?

Buyers of listed property should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. This is monitored by the local council. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar.



Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Purchasers renovating Millwall property should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Millwall, you can contact local suppliers.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an old cottage. Will the age of the home be a problem?

A property's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this home in Millwall might need repairs. What are the possible consequences? What impact do Millwall environmental conditions have?

Brick apartments in Millwall will show signs of several common problems, such as cracks.

A defect often found is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Contact SJL Bricklayers for a repairs estimate at 020 8767 4158 or 27 Freshwater Rd, London, SW17 9TH.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

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