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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Wimbledon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Wimbledon

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in South Wimbledon) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as wychert or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Wimbledon

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the South Wimbledon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the South Wimbledon property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant South Wimbledon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can property constructed with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for purchasers? Are there specific problems to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including weathered stone. Issues including weathered stone affect many stone-walled South Wimbledon houses. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in South Wimbledon has been a concern. What solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally wider at the top. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the building I am interested to acquire it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a South Wimbledon Homebuyer Report write anything on the electrics?

When conducting a South Wimbledon Building Survey the RICS surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. A professional surveyor should also focus on potential areas for concern such as ascertaining the nature of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in South Wimbledon .

The IEE advise that an electrical check should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the South Wimbledon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the South Wimbledon property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant South Wimbledon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can property constructed with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for purchasers? Are there specific problems to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including weathered stone. Issues including weathered stone affect many stone-walled South Wimbledon houses. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in South Wimbledon has been a concern. What solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally wider at the top. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the building I am interested to acquire it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a South Wimbledon Homebuyer Report write anything on the electrics?

When conducting a South Wimbledon Building Survey the RICS surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. A professional surveyor should also focus on potential areas for concern such as ascertaining the nature of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in South Wimbledon .

The IEE advise that an electrical check should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

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