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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South East London

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South East London

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in South East London) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South East London

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in South East London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the South East London property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the South East London property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a South East London House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in South East London and the vendor has made us aware that it has been partially constructed with Doulting stone. What factors should we be aware of?

From Stanton Moor Sandstone to Beer Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in South East London are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries,

but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we investigate downspouts? If there is a problem, will they be inconvenient to fix?

I find it odd that rain and the effect it can have on buildings in South East London are rarely paid due attention. As an example, mildew in the attic strongly suggest that the drainage systems are worth a closer look, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to remedy. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a house close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including commercial waste. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include heavy metals. Potential health issues for example cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in South East London will examine structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Southwark Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in South East London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the South East London property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the South East London property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a South East London House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in South East London and the vendor has made us aware that it has been partially constructed with Doulting stone. What factors should we be aware of?

From Stanton Moor Sandstone to Beer Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in South East London are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries,



but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we investigate downspouts? If there is a problem, will they be inconvenient to fix?

I find it odd that rain and the effect it can have on buildings in South East London are rarely paid due attention. As an example, mildew in the attic strongly suggest that the drainage systems are worth a closer look, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to remedy. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a house close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including commercial waste. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include heavy metals. Potential health issues for example cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in South East London will examine structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Southwark Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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