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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Bromley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Bromley

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in South Bromley) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Bromley

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the South Bromley property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the South Bromley property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a South Bromley Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the past, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the attic will be looked into?

Property in and around South Bromley that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to difficulties with the roof, for example, wet rot. From trusses to tie beams, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Your surveyors in South Bromley may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of South Bromley, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a South Bromley builder can provide one.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a South Bromley house and the estate agent has confirmed that it has been built with Cotswold stone. What should we look in to?

Ranging from Grey Catcastle Sandstone to Stoke Hall Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects affecting stone-built South Bromley properties can vary, displacement being relatively common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder suggested subsidence has been a problem. What subsidence information does the South Bromley home survey include?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect, as the things which a surveyor will look for could quite easily be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the South Bromley property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the South Bromley property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a South Bromley Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the past, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the attic will be looked into?

Property in and around South Bromley that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to difficulties with the roof, for example, wet rot. From trusses to tie beams, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Your surveyors in South Bromley may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of South Bromley, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a South Bromley builder can provide one.



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a South Bromley house and the estate agent has confirmed that it has been built with Cotswold stone. What should we look in to?

Ranging from Grey Catcastle Sandstone to Stoke Hall Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects affecting stone-built South Bromley properties can vary, displacement being relatively common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder suggested subsidence has been a problem. What subsidence information does the South Bromley home survey include?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect, as the things which a surveyor will look for could quite easily be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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