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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Which HomeBuyers Survey is right for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rotherhithe

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rotherhithe

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rotherhithe) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option for unconventional such as wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rotherhithe

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rotherhithe and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Rotherhithe property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Rotherhithe property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Rotherhithe Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall)

The Homebuyer Report contains an impartial valuation and will also include a cost of reinstatement. To properly appraise the value of the property the valuer will factor in local property market knowledge as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also reflect on materials used and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Rotherhithe conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like Rotherhithe planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation. 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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Rotherhithe subsidence might be a concern. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Many homes in Rotherhithe are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a wall, due to settlement. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Rotherhithe. Is there a flood risk, and will the chartered surveyor check for flood damage?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can cause water damage caused by flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a house in Rotherhithe through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth, near Rotherhithe, to 'No warnings' on 5 Dec 2008.

*Accurate as of 4th January 2013

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rotherhithe and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Rotherhithe property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Rotherhithe property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Rotherhithe Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall)

The Homebuyer Report contains an impartial valuation and will also include a cost of reinstatement. To properly appraise the value of the property the valuer will factor in local property market knowledge as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also reflect on materials used and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Rotherhithe conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like Rotherhithe planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation. 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.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Rotherhithe subsidence might be a concern. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Many homes in Rotherhithe are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a wall, due to settlement. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Rotherhithe. Is there a flood risk, and will the chartered surveyor check for flood damage?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can cause water damage caused by flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a house in Rotherhithe through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth, near Rotherhithe, to 'No warnings' on 5 Dec 2008.

*Accurate as of 4th January 2013

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