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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.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas supply?

A RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas related appliances like chimney breasts. The gas fittings won't actually be taken off. Gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas Safe firms in Southfields include Constantine Hambi of 461, Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London Tel. 07956 264 234 and D Smith of 50 Replingham Road, London Tel. 07943 231065.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that the had been a problem with loose tiles, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What aspects of the loft will be reported on?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across Southfields can be blighted by issues with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to sheeting. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Southfields roofing specialist for the job itself.

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.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas supply?

A RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas related appliances like chimney breasts. The gas fittings won't actually be taken off. Gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas Safe firms in Southfields include Constantine Hambi of 461, Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London Tel. 07956 264 234 and D Smith of 50 Replingham Road, London Tel. 07943 231065.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .



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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that the had been a problem with loose tiles, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What aspects of the loft will be reported on?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across Southfields can be blighted by issues with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to sheeting. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Southfields roofing specialist for the job itself.

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