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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Sheen

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Sheen

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in North Sheen) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Sheen

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in North Sheen and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the North Sheen property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the North Sheen property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant North Sheen Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the basement floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be resolved. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider as the crack migrates upward. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when buying an old building in North Sheen? Will the age of the property be a concern?

Many buyers in North Sheen plan to buy a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. North Sheen homes constructed with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your building surveyor for further advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in North Sheen? Also, if there is damage, will they be a hassle to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on North Sheen houses are usually overlooked by home buyers. For example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering will likely suggest that the downspouts are worth a closer look. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If disregarded, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in North Sheen and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the North Sheen property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the North Sheen property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant North Sheen Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the basement floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be resolved. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider as the crack migrates upward. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when buying an old building in North Sheen? Will the age of the property be a concern?

Many buyers in North Sheen plan to buy a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. North Sheen homes constructed with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your building surveyor for further advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in North Sheen? Also, if there is damage, will they be a hassle to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on North Sheen houses are usually overlooked by home buyers. For example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering will likely suggest that the downspouts are worth a closer look. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If disregarded, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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