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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the right choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mortlake

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mortlake

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Mortlake) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for unconventional e.g. box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mortlake

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Mortlake and which is cheaper?

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

If the Mortlake property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Mortlake property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Mortlake House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a property surveyor consider possible flooding damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residence in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Mortlake home or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Mortlake home is at risk.

The alert level for the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond-upon-Thames, near to Mortlake of 'No warnings', was recently set by the Environment Agency at 19:35 on 5/12/08.

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered home in Mortlake which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Mortlake Building Surveys sometimes highlight any number of problems for example, damp trapped beneath paint coatings which cannot escape.

Another example of problems might be when water enters beneath flashings that results in detachment. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. In order to determine the market value the valuer will use awareness of the Mortlake property market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and make certain other assumptions such as no significant problems. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions like services, are made in addition to any Mortlake environmental problems like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Mortlake and which is cheaper?

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

If the Mortlake property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Mortlake property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Mortlake House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a property surveyor consider possible flooding damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residence in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Mortlake home or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Mortlake home is at risk.

The alert level for the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond-upon-Thames, near to Mortlake of 'No warnings', was recently set by the Environment Agency at 19:35 on 5/12/08.



*Data accurate 04/01/13

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered home in Mortlake which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Mortlake Building Surveys sometimes highlight any number of problems for example, damp trapped beneath paint coatings which cannot escape.

Another example of problems might be when water enters beneath flashings that results in detachment. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. In order to determine the market value the valuer will use awareness of the Mortlake property market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and make certain other assumptions such as no significant problems. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions like services, are made in addition to any Mortlake environmental problems like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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