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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 Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Peckham

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Peckham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Peckham) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Peckham

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Peckham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Peckham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Peckham property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Peckham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: inert rubbish. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Peckham surveyors will consider structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets and Southwark Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Your Peckham surveyor should note possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Peckham, what input does you give for a residence built from Diagonal bond walls?

Brick flats in Peckham will indicate various issues and defects, from DPC failure to spalling. An especially severe issue is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. D W A Builders may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 204 Hall La, London, E4 8EY or 020 8523 9550.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornate Della Robbia bond paving.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Peckham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Peckham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Peckham property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Peckham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: inert rubbish. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Peckham surveyors will consider structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets and Southwark Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Your Peckham surveyor should note possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Peckham, what input does you give for a residence built from Diagonal bond walls?

Brick flats in Peckham will indicate various issues and defects, from DPC failure to spalling. An especially severe issue is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. D W A Builders may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 204 Hall La, London, E4 8EY or 020 8523 9550.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornate Della Robbia bond paving.

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