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Valuation
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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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Which building survey should I choose for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Putney

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property made of standard materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Putney

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Putney) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Putney

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Putney and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Putney property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Putney property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Putney Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Will the Home Buyers Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Whether a property was built in 1708 or 2008, factors as varied as weather or mould can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Drought, for instance, can have a significant shrinking effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Putney property's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Putney, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Putney, and can a Putney RICS surveyor inquire into any water damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Guardian), and home buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flooding begins. In addition, the home survey may advise on needed maintenance.Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. The building surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Putney may be an issue. What subsidence issues does the Putney Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In addition, some homes in Putney are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In clay soil regions, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Putney and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Putney property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Putney property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Putney Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Will the Home Buyers Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Whether a property was built in 1708 or 2008, factors as varied as weather or mould can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Drought, for instance, can have a significant shrinking effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Putney property's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Putney, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Putney, and can a Putney RICS surveyor inquire into any water damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Guardian), and home buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flooding begins. In addition, the home survey may advise on needed maintenance.Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. The building surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Putney may be an issue. What subsidence issues does the Putney Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In addition, some homes in Putney are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In clay soil regions, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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