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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southfields

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southfields

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Southfields) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southfields

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Southfields and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Southfields property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Southfields property's general condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Southfields House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of bugs in the living room. Should we get a surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. This matter should be taken seriously. Signs may not be obvious, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for insect infestation may include use of insecticides and removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Southfields surveyor.

House Prices

I intend to purchase a property in SW18 for £345, 959. What will the surveyor evaluate when conducting a survey ?

There are many factors which could affect the price of property ranging from whether alterations have planning permission to whether it has any outdoor space. It often helps to consider the prices of flat recorded in the same area for similar properties. The mean flat price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £333, 259, which is £12, 700 less than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £524, 809. 200A, Merton Road, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, SW18 5SW was purchased for £150, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate and professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard.

Defective door frame

In a Southfields HomeBuyer Report, what could a Condition Rating 1 mean for outside doors?

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the house or flat is in a good state, but maintenance may still be necessary. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Generally, the security offer by these doors will be reported on. A rotted, damp wooden door frame is an example of this.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Southfields and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Southfields property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Southfields property's general condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Southfields House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of bugs in the living room. Should we get a surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. This matter should be taken seriously. Signs may not be obvious, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for insect infestation may include use of insecticides and removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Southfields surveyor.



House Prices

I intend to purchase a property in SW18 for £345, 959. What will the surveyor evaluate when conducting a survey ?

There are many factors which could affect the price of property ranging from whether alterations have planning permission to whether it has any outdoor space. It often helps to consider the prices of flat recorded in the same area for similar properties. The mean flat price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £333, 259, which is £12, 700 less than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £524, 809. 200A, Merton Road, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, SW18 5SW was purchased for £150, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate and professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard.

Defective door frame

In a Southfields HomeBuyer Report, what could a Condition Rating 1 mean for outside doors?

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the house or flat is in a good state, but maintenance may still be necessary. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Generally, the security offer by these doors will be reported on. A rotted, damp wooden door frame is an example of this.

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