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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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What property survey is the correct choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sunbury On Thames

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sunbury On Thames

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sunbury On Thames) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sunbury On Thames

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Sunbury On Thames and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sunbury On Thames property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Sunbury On Thames property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Sunbury On Thames Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in a house we used to own. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a property surveyor in Sunbury On Thames pay attention to during the survey?

Sunbury On Thames residences that are otherwise ideal could feature incorrectly applied waterproofing, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. eaves. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like felting a flat roof, some homeowners may defer maintenance

indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor report on the state of the gas installations?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - chimney breasts or flues. If there are any fittings they won't be dislodged. The gas system will not be tested in any way. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Sunbury On Thames and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sunbury On Thames property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Sunbury On Thames property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Sunbury On Thames Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in a house we used to own. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a property surveyor in Sunbury On Thames pay attention to during the survey?

Sunbury On Thames residences that are otherwise ideal could feature incorrectly applied waterproofing, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. eaves. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like felting a flat roof, some homeowners may defer maintenance



indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor report on the state of the gas installations?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - chimney breasts or flues. If there are any fittings they won't be dislodged. The gas system will not be tested in any way. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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