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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 Survey is the correct choice for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Cross

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Cross

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in New Cross) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Cross

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in New Cross and which one is cheaper?

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

If the New Cross property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works on the New Cross property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the New Cross property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a New Cross Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I get a full structural survey when looking into a extended sixties bungalow near New Cross rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly, and incorrectly, called a Structural Survey by many, it is no longer available has actually been replaced by RICS and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. Choose the Building Survey for this house. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified home of normal building materials.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a home in New Cross and spotted that windows in the sitting room did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet conditions have on a house?

Regular rainfall is common in New Cross and across the country, but the effect which high levels of rainfall has on property in New Cross is not considered by purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are worth a closer look is rotten wooden gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Whether buying in New Cross or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve for a reasonable cost.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in New Cross and which one is cheaper?

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

If the New Cross property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works on the New Cross property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the New Cross property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a New Cross Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I get a full structural survey when looking into a extended sixties bungalow near New Cross rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly, and incorrectly, called a Structural Survey by many, it is no longer available has actually been replaced by RICS and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. Choose the Building Survey for this house. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified home of normal building materials.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a home in New Cross and spotted that windows in the sitting room did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet conditions have on a house?

Regular rainfall is common in New Cross and across the country, but the effect which high levels of rainfall has on property in New Cross is not considered by purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are worth a closer look is rotten wooden gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Whether buying in New Cross or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve for a reasonable cost.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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