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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Margarets

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Margarets

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Margarets) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Margarets

    This is an independent 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 select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in St Margarets and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the St Margarets property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Margarets property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant St Margarets House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does rainfall have on our new house? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, this issue is usually overlooked by purchasers. One indication that rainwater goods are blocked is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. The good news is that issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a maisonette proximate to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic refuse disposal. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include heavy metals. Potential health issues for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in St Margarets will flag up structural problems resulting from the site. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Richmond upon Thames Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof has created issues for us in the old property. What aspects of the roof will be checked?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to difficulties with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to slates. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Fixing a leaking roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work. Call Ifield & Barrett of Unit 14 Rippleside Commercial Est/Ripple Rd, Barking, IG11 0RJ on 020 8592 5886 for details.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in St Margarets and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the St Margarets property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Margarets property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant St Margarets House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does rainfall have on our new house? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, this issue is usually overlooked by purchasers. One indication that rainwater goods are blocked is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. The good news is that issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a maisonette proximate to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic refuse disposal. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include heavy metals. Potential health issues for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in St Margarets will flag up structural problems resulting from the site. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Richmond upon Thames Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof has created issues for us in the old property. What aspects of the roof will be checked?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to difficulties with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to slates. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Fixing a leaking roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work. Call Ifield & Barrett of Unit 14 Rippleside Commercial Est/Ripple Rd, Barking, IG11 0RJ on 020 8592 5886 for details.

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