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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 Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Streatham Vale

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Streatham Vale

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Streatham Vale) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Streatham Vale

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Streatham Vale and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Streatham Vale property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Streatham Vale property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Streatham Vale Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be looking for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency house in Streatham Vale that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian houses. it can be problematic and Streatham Vale surveyors can discover defects for instance moisture trapped under paint coatings.

Another example of problems might be when dampness below flashings which results in detachment. Re-covering problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the gas pipe route at the home, as well as gas affiliated appliances, for instance the possibility of asbestos. Your Streatham Vale chartered surveyor won't remove any external fittings and will not run any tests on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations require that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Streatham Vale property will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. When calculating an accurate value estimate your chartered surveyor will combine local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. general condition Your Streatham Vale surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings. It will be assumed that there are no compromising legal problems e.g. no problematic restrictions. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Streatham Vale area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like brine mining activity, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Streatham Vale and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Streatham Vale property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Streatham Vale property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Streatham Vale Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be looking for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency house in Streatham Vale that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian houses. it can be problematic and Streatham Vale surveyors can discover defects for instance moisture trapped under paint coatings.

Another example of problems might be when dampness below flashings which results in detachment. Re-covering problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.



Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the gas pipe route at the home, as well as gas affiliated appliances, for instance the possibility of asbestos. Your Streatham Vale chartered surveyor won't remove any external fittings and will not run any tests on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations require that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Streatham Vale property will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. When calculating an accurate value estimate your chartered surveyor will combine local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. general condition Your Streatham Vale surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings. It will be assumed that there are no compromising legal problems e.g. no problematic restrictions. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Streatham Vale area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like brine mining activity, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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