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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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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What property survey is the correct choice for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oxshott

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oxshott

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Oxshott) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oxshott

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Oxshott and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Oxshott property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Oxshott property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Oxshott Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. What does a building surveyor look for?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes will suffer roofing problems, such as. From collar beams to trusses, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like thatching, 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. Speak to Conley P D of 14 Woodbourne Dr, Claygate, Esher, KT10 0DR on 01372 465980 to request a quote.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Oxshott could be worth checking. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Additionally, most homes in Oxshott are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

I am planning to buy a house in Oxshott. What different issues will your surveyor allow for in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values from the tenure to the home having hard to change bad taste parts. .

The only way for you to get a formal house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Oxshott which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional RICS chartered surveyor will visit the site as well as allowing for the multiple items that might affect property prices.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Oxshott and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Oxshott property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Oxshott property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Oxshott Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. What does a building surveyor look for?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes will suffer roofing problems, such as. From collar beams to trusses, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like thatching, 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. Speak to Conley P D of 14 Woodbourne Dr, Claygate, Esher, KT10 0DR on 01372 465980 to request a quote.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Oxshott could be worth checking. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Additionally, most homes in Oxshott are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

I am planning to buy a house in Oxshott. What different issues will your surveyor allow for in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values from the tenure to the home having hard to change bad taste parts. .

The only way for you to get a formal house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Oxshott which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional RICS chartered surveyor will visit the site as well as allowing for the multiple items that might affect property prices.

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