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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oval

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oval

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Oval) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oval

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Oval and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Oval 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), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Oval property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Oval property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Oval Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall)

A Homebuyer Report in Oval will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer should use local Oval market factors and other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no expensive legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Oval environmental issues like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

House Prices

There is a potential buy to let flat in SE17 on for £290, 107. What factors will RICS surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Oval ?

There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect property values for example the amount of ground rent payable or the number and size of bedrooms at the home. One method is to set against flat values recorded in the same area for similar flats. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £281, 207, which is £8, 900 less than the amount being asked. The average factoring in houses and flats was £341, 776. 16, Winchester Close, London, Southwark, Greater London, SE17 3DH a leasehold flat sold for £169, 950 .

In order for home buyers to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part. A qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A professional chartered surveyor will always attend the home as well as factoring in the variety of influences affecting property prices.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Oval is worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Many homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Oval and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Oval 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), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Oval property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Oval property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Oval Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall)

A Homebuyer Report in Oval will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer should use local Oval market factors and other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no expensive legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Oval environmental issues like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.



House Prices

There is a potential buy to let flat in SE17 on for £290, 107. What factors will RICS surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Oval ?

There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect property values for example the amount of ground rent payable or the number and size of bedrooms at the home. One method is to set against flat values recorded in the same area for similar flats. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £281, 207, which is £8, 900 less than the amount being asked. The average factoring in houses and flats was £341, 776. 16, Winchester Close, London, Southwark, Greater London, SE17 3DH a leasehold flat sold for £169, 950 .

In order for home buyers to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part. A qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A professional chartered surveyor will always attend the home as well as factoring in the variety of influences affecting property prices.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Oval is worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Many homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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