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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.

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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a New Cross property will contain a professional valuation and a rebuilding cost. To ascertain the market value the surveyor will relate to local New Cross market factors and other things relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location.. Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will use other assumptions like there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further New Cross conjectures, like services, are made in addition to any environmental issues 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 nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in New Cross which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco is highly attractive and is found on Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors commonly highlight any number of problems such as lateral hairline cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems could be when water under DPCs which causes the render detaching. Resolving problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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.

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.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a New Cross property will contain a professional valuation and a rebuilding cost. To ascertain the market value the surveyor will relate to local New Cross market factors and other things relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location.. Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will use other assumptions like there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further New Cross conjectures, like services, are made in addition to any environmental issues 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 nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in New Cross which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco is highly attractive and is found on Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors commonly highlight any number of problems such as lateral hairline cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems could be when water under DPCs which causes the render detaching. Resolving problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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