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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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a North Sheen chartered surveyor search for water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flood damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond-upon-Thames, near North Sheen, to 'No warnings'.

*Correct as of 04/01/13

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a North Sheen house and the current owner has told us that it has been constructed with Doulting stone. Which issues should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

There is a broad range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include staining.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Conservatory

In a North Sheen HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

Elements of the North Sheen property which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1, but regular upkeep may still be required. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular house or flat, omitting sections as necessary. An example of this is steps or landing areas which are settling or heaving. E7 elements are visually inspected. The type and condition of these parts will be considered too.

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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a North Sheen chartered surveyor search for water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flood damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond-upon-Thames, near North Sheen, to 'No warnings'.



*Correct as of 04/01/13

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a North Sheen house and the current owner has told us that it has been constructed with Doulting stone. Which issues should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

There is a broad range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include staining.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Conservatory

In a North Sheen HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

Elements of the North Sheen property which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1, but regular upkeep may still be required. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular house or flat, omitting sections as necessary. An example of this is steps or landing areas which are settling or heaving. E7 elements are visually inspected. The type and condition of these parts will be considered too.

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