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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 Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Selsdon

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Selsdon

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Selsdon) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Selsdon

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Selsdon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Selsdon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Selsdon property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Selsdon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Selsdon, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. This may not be urgent, however. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

For a Selsdon house, one issue is a suspected lack of sufficient lateral support for a wall. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Selsdon.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is a form of render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. It is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian properties. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Selsdon sometimes highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when there is movement of the underlying wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-coating Stucco problems can be dear as craftsmen are getting harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property with stone walls cause issues? Are there specific potential issues to consider, and what does the survey cover?

Purchasers in Selsdon should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include penetrating damp. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include repointing mortar with a suitable material. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Selsdon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Selsdon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Selsdon property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Selsdon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Selsdon, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. This may not be urgent, however. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

For a Selsdon house, one issue is a suspected lack of sufficient lateral support for a wall. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.



Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Selsdon.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is a form of render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. It is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian properties. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Selsdon sometimes highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when there is movement of the underlying wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-coating Stucco problems can be dear as craftsmen are getting harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property with stone walls cause issues? Are there specific potential issues to consider, and what does the survey cover?

Purchasers in Selsdon should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include penetrating damp. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include repointing mortar with a suitable material. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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