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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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will wet weather have on our new Streatham Vale home?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is ignored by property buyers. If you have visited the property on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include spalling on walls around drainage. Whether buying in Streatham Vale or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I carry out the full structural survey if purchasing a abandoned period cottage in Streatham Vale as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes and incorrectly referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is now defunct and has actually been given a new moniker by RICS and the right name is now the RICS Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a non period unmodified Streatham Vale house of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile. When buying a modified house e.g. a poor condition house - it is now the correct survey to choose. Following an exhaustive survey of any accessible parts of the house, a non prescribed format of report will be posted to the prospective purchaser summarising comprehensive and crucial professional advice about the condition of the house. There are one or two provisos with a property survey insofar as a chartered surveyor cannot (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Streatham Vale building e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Streatham Vale and are looking for a residence built with stretcher bond walls. What warnings would a Streatham Vale surveyor give? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-walled Streatham Vale residential property can show signs of numerous defects. This could be anything from spalling to efflorescence. For example, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including G R T Builders Ltd of Unit 7 Broadmead Business Pk/Broadmead Rd, Stewartby, Bedford, MK43 9NX on 01234 766464.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one, to the rare, such English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will wet weather have on our new Streatham Vale home?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is ignored by property buyers. If you have visited the property on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include spalling on walls around drainage. Whether buying in Streatham Vale or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.



Building Surveys on houses

Should I carry out the full structural survey if purchasing a abandoned period cottage in Streatham Vale as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes and incorrectly referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is now defunct and has actually been given a new moniker by RICS and the right name is now the RICS Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a non period unmodified Streatham Vale house of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile. When buying a modified house e.g. a poor condition house - it is now the correct survey to choose. Following an exhaustive survey of any accessible parts of the house, a non prescribed format of report will be posted to the prospective purchaser summarising comprehensive and crucial professional advice about the condition of the house. There are one or two provisos with a property survey insofar as a chartered surveyor cannot (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Streatham Vale building e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Streatham Vale and are looking for a residence built with stretcher bond walls. What warnings would a Streatham Vale surveyor give? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-walled Streatham Vale residential property can show signs of numerous defects. This could be anything from spalling to efflorescence. For example, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including G R T Builders Ltd of Unit 7 Broadmead Business Pk/Broadmead Rd, Stewartby, Bedford, MK43 9NX on 01234 766464.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one, to the rare, such English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

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