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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Norbury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Norbury

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Norbury) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Norbury

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Norbury and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Norbury property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Norbury property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Norbury Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in a house we used to own, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a Norbury house surveyor look for?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes could unfortunately be experiencing roofing problems. From parapet walls to dormers, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick on this Tudor property needs work - what should we do? Does render make a difference?

Brick apartments in Norbury will suffer from a range of defects, such as frost damaged pointing. These issues will be mentioned in the report.

A defect often found is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Wall Ray at 371b/Perwell Ct/Alexandra Av, Harrow, HA2 9ED should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 020 8248 0554.

For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a house close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including commercial waste material. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries include methane gas generation .

Surveys in Norbury will find structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Lambeth Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Norbury and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Norbury property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Norbury property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Norbury Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in a house we used to own, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a Norbury house surveyor look for?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes could unfortunately be experiencing roofing problems. From parapet walls to dormers, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.



Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick on this Tudor property needs work - what should we do? Does render make a difference?

Brick apartments in Norbury will suffer from a range of defects, such as frost damaged pointing. These issues will be mentioned in the report.

A defect often found is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Wall Ray at 371b/Perwell Ct/Alexandra Av, Harrow, HA2 9ED should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 020 8248 0554.

For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a house close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including commercial waste material. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries include methane gas generation .

Surveys in Norbury will find structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Lambeth Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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