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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Norwood

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Norwood

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in South Norwood) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Norwood

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey South Norwood

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the South Norwood property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the South Norwood property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a South Norwood Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a South Norwood house what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

One example would be split wood sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be covered. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a garage)

Homebuyer Reports include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the value of the property your surveyor will pair experience of property in South Norwood and other considerations about the property e.g. style of architecture. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Further South Norwood assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like railways, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Will your South Norwood Home Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the drawing room wall to sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in South Norwood, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the South Norwood property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the South Norwood property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a South Norwood Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a South Norwood house what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

One example would be split wood sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be covered. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a garage)

Homebuyer Reports include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the value of the property your surveyor will pair experience of property in South Norwood and other considerations about the property e.g. style of architecture. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Further South Norwood assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like railways, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Will your South Norwood Home Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the drawing room wall to sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in South Norwood, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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