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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mitcham Junction

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mitcham Junction

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Mitcham Junction) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard property such as cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mitcham Junction

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Mitcham Junction and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Mitcham Junction property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Mitcham Junction property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Mitcham Junction House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Mitcham Junction.

Stucco is just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency houses. it can be prone to defect and Mitcham Junction Building Surveys can reveal any number of problems such as moisture trapped under paint coatings. Other potential problems may be when moisture below windows which causes large areas of detachment. Resolving problems may be difficult and costly as renderers are getting rarer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Mitcham Junction property and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Can my Building Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Mitcham Junction house will have an impact. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as small cracks in the drawing room wall. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home with stone walls create issues? Are there specific potential issues to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

There are a wide range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include efflorescence. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Mitcham Junction properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Henry Streeter Sand & Ballast Ltd, 66 Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 4BD for details. Call 02086 893341 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Mitcham Junction and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Mitcham Junction property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Mitcham Junction property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Mitcham Junction House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Mitcham Junction.

Stucco is just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency houses. it can be prone to defect and Mitcham Junction Building Surveys can reveal any number of problems such as moisture trapped under paint coatings. Other potential problems may be when moisture below windows which causes large areas of detachment. Resolving problems may be difficult and costly as renderers are getting rarer.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Mitcham Junction property and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Can my Building Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Mitcham Junction house will have an impact. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as small cracks in the drawing room wall. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home with stone walls create issues? Are there specific potential issues to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

There are a wide range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include efflorescence. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Mitcham Junction properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Henry Streeter Sand & Ballast Ltd, 66 Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 4BD for details. Call 02086 893341 for more information.

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