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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.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to buy the full structural survey if purchasing a shabby Edwardian home in Old Coulsdon instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often described as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer available has actually been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional house e.g. an extended house, this is the most suitable RICS survey to go for. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts, a written report is sent to you summarising any far-reaching insight concerning the construction of the house. There are several restrictions with a property survey to be aware of as a RICS surveyor will not be able

to force or open up the fabric of the Old Coulsdon property for example removing secured hatches.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Old Coulsdon , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the house's roof be difficult to arrange?

This is a common concern for buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many homes could feature torn or punctured damp-proofing, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to gables. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we are interested to lease, the agent said that there is an old fuse board ; does Homebuyer Report in Old Coulsdon report on the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Old Coulsdon the surveyor will typically add detail on the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in an unsafe condition. He or she is required to issues like the main electricity supply. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Old Coulsdon.

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.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to buy the full structural survey if purchasing a shabby Edwardian home in Old Coulsdon instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often described as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer available has actually been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional house e.g. an extended house, this is the most suitable RICS survey to go for. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts, a written report is sent to you summarising any far-reaching insight concerning the construction of the house. There are several restrictions with a property survey to be aware of as a RICS surveyor will not be able



to force or open up the fabric of the Old Coulsdon property for example removing secured hatches.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Old Coulsdon , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the house's roof be difficult to arrange?

This is a common concern for buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many homes could feature torn or punctured damp-proofing, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to gables. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we are interested to lease, the agent said that there is an old fuse board ; does Homebuyer Report in Old Coulsdon report on the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Old Coulsdon the surveyor will typically add detail on the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in an unsafe condition. He or she is required to issues like the main electricity supply. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Old Coulsdon.

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