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Valuation
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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.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor examine on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Norbury.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Typically it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very beautiful and is/was was often applied to Georgian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Norbury Building Surveys sometimes focus on defects e.g. dampness trapped under paint coatings

Another example of problems may be when moisture gets in under flashings that results in large areas of detachment. Fixing problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to consider when buying an old building? What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can be problematic, and Norbury property built with traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. Speak to your building surveyor for further advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Norbury property built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Norbury Home Buyers Survey to include? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. In Norbury's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, cracks along the bedroom ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor examine on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Norbury.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Typically it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very beautiful and is/was was often applied to Georgian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Norbury Building Surveys sometimes focus on defects e.g. dampness trapped under paint coatings

Another example of problems may be when moisture gets in under flashings that results in large areas of detachment. Fixing problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.



Traditionally built property

What do I need to consider when buying an old building? What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can be problematic, and Norbury property built with traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. Speak to your building surveyor for further advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Norbury property built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Norbury Home Buyers Survey to include? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. In Norbury's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, cracks along the bedroom ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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