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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 Morden

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Morden

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Morden) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Morden

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Morden and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Morden property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Morden property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Morden House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would be advised to be conscious of if buying a flat in Morden inside a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. Morden surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing may have on the building and its value. Property Prices will be greater owing to them resisting change. However a large number are falling into a state of neglect e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors are expected inform you if the home is/might be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Morden Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has suggested subsidence may be worth checking affecting the home. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report examine?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be rectified without a great deal of stress. Many homes in Morden are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Morden surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos paper lining in existence at the property. What is asbestos and does the Morden home survey report on it?

Asbestos is a potentially fatal substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials including duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to disturb it. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Morden survey. Surveyors will mention potential asbestos during the Morden survey and should inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Morden and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Morden property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Morden property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Morden House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would be advised to be conscious of if buying a flat in Morden inside a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. Morden surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing may have on the building and its value. Property Prices will be greater owing to them resisting change. However a large number are falling into a state of neglect e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors are expected inform you if the home is/might be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Morden Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has suggested subsidence may be worth checking affecting the home. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report examine?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be rectified without a great deal of stress. Many homes in Morden are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Morden surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos paper lining in existence at the property. What is asbestos and does the Morden home survey report on it?

Asbestos is a potentially fatal substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials including duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to disturb it. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Morden survey. Surveyors will mention potential asbestos during the Morden survey and should inform you of the options.

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