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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Old Coulsdon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Old Coulsdon

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Old Coulsdon) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Old Coulsdon

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Old Coulsdon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Old Coulsdon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Old Coulsdon property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Old Coulsdon Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying a house built in around 1730 in Old Coulsdon? What consequences will the home's unusual construction have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a barn conversion. Use of traditional methods, however, can often be problematic. Old Coulsdon property built with traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Old Coulsdon listed buildings.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency house in Old Coulsdon.

Stucco is actually just a kind of render. Commonly stucco is layered over underlying red brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can discover any number of problems such as moisture trapped under paint coatings

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when water enters below windows that results in the render detaching. Remedying problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as fire doors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors.

All forms including white are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to remove it. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. Your Old Coulsdon surveyor should note possible asbestos and should offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Old Coulsdon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Old Coulsdon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Old Coulsdon property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Old Coulsdon Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying a house built in around 1730 in Old Coulsdon? What consequences will the home's unusual construction have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a barn conversion. Use of traditional methods, however, can often be problematic. Old Coulsdon property built with traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Old Coulsdon listed buildings.



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency house in Old Coulsdon.

Stucco is actually just a kind of render. Commonly stucco is layered over underlying red brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can discover any number of problems such as moisture trapped under paint coatings

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when water enters below windows that results in the render detaching. Remedying problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as fire doors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors.

All forms including white are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to remove it. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. Your Old Coulsdon surveyor should note possible asbestos and should offer advice.

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