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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 South Croydon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Croydon

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in South Croydon) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Croydon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in South Croydon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the South Croydon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the South Croydon property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant South Croydon Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in South Croydon.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually a form of render. Usually it is layered over brick to form a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and South Croydon Home Buyers Suveys frequently detail issues for example, when movement of the underlying wall leads to cracks. Other issues may result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the South Croydon home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in South Croydon will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will refer to knowledge of South Croydon and other considerations relating to the property for instance: state of repair Your South Croydon surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed.

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. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any compromising legal issues such as the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further South Croydon assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or services, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond maintenance advice - can the surveyor assist? Is age a factor?

Brick-constructed houses do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also experience considerable issues. Your surveyor in South Croydon will mention these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. A serious concern is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Lite Speed Construction Systems Ltd at Lys Mill, Watlington, OX49 5EP should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01491 614774.

One example is rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in South Croydon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the South Croydon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the South Croydon property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant South Croydon Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in South Croydon.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually a form of render. Usually it is layered over brick to form a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and South Croydon Home Buyers Suveys frequently detail issues for example, when movement of the underlying wall leads to cracks. Other issues may result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are getting more difficult to find.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the South Croydon home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in South Croydon will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will refer to knowledge of South Croydon and other considerations relating to the property for instance: state of repair Your South Croydon surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed.

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. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any compromising legal issues such as the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further South Croydon assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or services, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond maintenance advice - can the surveyor assist? Is age a factor?

Brick-constructed houses do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also experience considerable issues. Your surveyor in South Croydon will mention these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. A serious concern is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Lite Speed Construction Systems Ltd at Lys Mill, Watlington, OX49 5EP should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01491 614774.

One example is rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

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