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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my property purchase in South Kensington?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Kensington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Kensington

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in South Kensington) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Kensington

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in South Kensington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the South Kensington property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the South Kensington property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a South Kensington Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I am planning to lease I think we saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, will a surveyor advise electrical defects?

When conducting a South Kensington Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor should comment on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe state. This should include an overview or check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed parts of the wiring as well as things, for example verifying the type of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in South Kensington.

The IEE advocate a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition is carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 29mm crack above the windows in the garage, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. A builder should return to a new home after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout South Kensington. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by bushes and trees. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in South Kensington.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a specific type of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and South Kensington Building Surveys commonly discover defects such as lateral cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems can possibly result be when water below windows which causes the render detaching. Fixing Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in South Kensington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the South Kensington property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the South Kensington property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a South Kensington Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I am planning to lease I think we saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, will a surveyor advise electrical defects?

When conducting a South Kensington Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor should comment on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe state. This should include an overview or check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed parts of the wiring as well as things, for example verifying the type of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in South Kensington.

The IEE advocate a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition is carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 29mm crack above the windows in the garage, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. A builder should return to a new home after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout South Kensington. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by bushes and trees. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in South Kensington.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a specific type of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and South Kensington Building Surveys commonly discover defects such as lateral cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems can possibly result be when water below windows which causes the render detaching. Fixing Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

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