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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Streatham Hill

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Streatham Hill

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Streatham Hill) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option for non standard property such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Streatham Hill

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Streatham Hill and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Streatham Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Streatham Hill property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Streatham Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we want to lease, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a the surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Home Survey in Streatham Hill a RICS surveyor should report on the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. A professional surveyor will also report on potential areas for concern such as confirming the condition of the fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE suggest that an electrical system check need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us at our old property. What will our Streatham Hill house surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. Many residential properties could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, sagging beams. From parapet walls to slates, every part of the roof should be investigated. The RICS surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as asbestos cement removal) 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. A builder from the area with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Streatham Hill builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including white are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to remove it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Streatham Hill home survey. Your Streatham Hill surveyor should report on suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Streatham Hill and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Streatham Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Streatham Hill property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Streatham Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we want to lease, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a the surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Home Survey in Streatham Hill a RICS surveyor should report on the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. A professional surveyor will also report on potential areas for concern such as confirming the condition of the fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.



The IEE suggest that an electrical system check need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us at our old property. What will our Streatham Hill house surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. Many residential properties could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, sagging beams. From parapet walls to slates, every part of the roof should be investigated. The RICS surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as asbestos cement removal) 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. A builder from the area with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Streatham Hill builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including white are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to remove it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Streatham Hill home survey. Your Streatham Hill surveyor should report on suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

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