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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Beckenham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Beckenham

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in New Beckenham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Beckenham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in New Beckenham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the New Beckenham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications on the New Beckenham property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the New Beckenham property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a New Beckenham House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor look at the state of the gas flues?

The chartered surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position for example, in addition to gas affiliated appliances such as balanced flues. A New Beckenham qualified surveyor will not remove external fittings and won't carry out any tests on the appliances or system. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it is potentially deadly, if you have any worries relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, call an engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a house in New Beckenham, and does our house surveyor mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact damp weather can have on property in New Beckenham is not given more thought. One indication that rainwater goods are under performing is flaking or efflorescence on external walls, and may lead to warped floorboards or beams. Fortunately, this is generally easy to resolve, if caught early. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the New Beckenham home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate the surveyor will use local New Beckenham market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. Your New Beckenham surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground.

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

Additional local New Beckenham area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby pubs, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in New Beckenham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the New Beckenham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications on the New Beckenham property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the New Beckenham property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a New Beckenham House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor look at the state of the gas flues?

The chartered surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position for example, in addition to gas affiliated appliances such as balanced flues. A New Beckenham qualified surveyor will not remove external fittings and won't carry out any tests on the appliances or system. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it is potentially deadly, if you have any worries relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, call an engineer.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a house in New Beckenham, and does our house surveyor mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact damp weather can have on property in New Beckenham is not given more thought. One indication that rainwater goods are under performing is flaking or efflorescence on external walls, and may lead to warped floorboards or beams. Fortunately, this is generally easy to resolve, if caught early. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the New Beckenham home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate the surveyor will use local New Beckenham market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. Your New Beckenham surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground.

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

Additional local New Beckenham area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby pubs, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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