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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 Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sanderstead

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sanderstead

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sanderstead) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as wood frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sanderstead

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Sanderstead and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Sanderstead property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Sanderstead property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Sanderstead House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we are hoping to lease, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring; does the surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Sanderstead your surveyor will remark on the electrics if it is clear that they are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor is required to potential areas for concern such as ascertaining the condition of any fitted electrical appliances like heaters or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along the lounge ceiling when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new house after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks to a ceiling are a plain suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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 involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we need to verify when intending to buy a building in Sanderstead in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Sanderstead surveyors must have sufficient knowledge of local area factors and the bearing may have on the home and its value. The price of property is, more often than not, significantly higher which is down to them being in their original state.

Surveyors will report if the home is or might be is designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are conducted as part of the legal process. Out of keeping extensions to the property should be reported in the Sanderstead survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Sanderstead and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Sanderstead property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Sanderstead property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Sanderstead House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we are hoping to lease, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring; does the surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Sanderstead your surveyor will remark on the electrics if it is clear that they are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor is required to potential areas for concern such as ascertaining the condition of any fitted electrical appliances like heaters or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along the lounge ceiling when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new house after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks to a ceiling are a plain suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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 involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we need to verify when intending to buy a building in Sanderstead in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Sanderstead surveyors must have sufficient knowledge of local area factors and the bearing may have on the home and its value. The price of property is, more often than not, significantly higher which is down to them being in their original state.

Surveyors will report if the home is or might be is designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are conducted as part of the legal process. Out of keeping extensions to the property should be reported in the Sanderstead survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

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