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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 property survey should I choose for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Addington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Addington

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in New Addington) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Addington

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in New Addington and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the New Addington property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the New Addington property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a New Addington Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To fully consider the value of the property the valuer should use in depth understanding of the New Addington market and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors don't factor in things like sales incentives.

Further New Addington conjectures, such as use of parking or the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in New Addington, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a New Addington Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a New Addington property. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a New Addington property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a New Addington surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a the full structural survey in New Addington instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys don't actually exist now Building Survey has now superseded it. Choose the Building Survey for the house referred to. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period unmodified house of conventional construction materials. Be aware that certain provisos exist with the survey because your surveyor cannot force or open up the structure of the building for example, or comment on efficiency of gas installations.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in New Addington and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the New Addington property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the New Addington property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a New Addington Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To fully consider the value of the property the valuer should use in depth understanding of the New Addington market and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors don't factor in things like sales incentives.

Further New Addington conjectures, such as use of parking or the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.



A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in New Addington, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a New Addington Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a New Addington property. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a New Addington property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a New Addington surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a the full structural survey in New Addington instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys don't actually exist now Building Survey has now superseded it. Choose the Building Survey for the house referred to. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period unmodified house of conventional construction materials. Be aware that certain provisos exist with the survey because your surveyor cannot force or open up the structure of the building for example, or comment on efficiency of gas installations.

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