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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 Southwark

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southwark

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Southwark) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southwark

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Southwark and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Southwark property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Southwark property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Southwark Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. A rusted lintel is an example of this.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Southwark Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Southwark property will have an impact. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Southwark, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the thirties house I am meaning to acquire, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Building Survey in Southwark your surveyor will typically mention the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a visual inspection of the open parts of the wiring on top of issues like verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Southwark .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Southwark and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Southwark property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Southwark property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Southwark Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. A rusted lintel is an example of this.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Southwark Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Southwark property will have an impact. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Southwark, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the thirties house I am meaning to acquire, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Building Survey in Southwark your surveyor will typically mention the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a visual inspection of the open parts of the wiring on top of issues like verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Southwark .

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