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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Surbiton

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Surbiton

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Surbiton) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Surbiton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Surbiton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Surbiton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Surbiton property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Surbiton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Surbiton? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Surbiton and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on homes is not given enough thought. If you have only visited the home in the Summer, obvious defects may be harder to find. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Surbiton or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often

simple to fix if dealt with quickly. Where this is not unblocked on a regular basis, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Surbiton, and think we saw signs of pests in the hallway. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Scare stories about home pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as moths as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected home may not always be easy to identify. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include destruction of tainted materials. Your surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance.

Elements of the property covered by this section are visually inspected from ground level as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. A chimney which is not continuous through the roof or loft space is one defect applicable to this section.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Surbiton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Surbiton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Surbiton property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Surbiton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Surbiton? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Surbiton and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on homes is not given enough thought. If you have only visited the home in the Summer, obvious defects may be harder to find. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Surbiton or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often



simple to fix if dealt with quickly. Where this is not unblocked on a regular basis, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Surbiton, and think we saw signs of pests in the hallway. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Scare stories about home pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as moths as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected home may not always be easy to identify. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include destruction of tainted materials. Your surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance.

Elements of the property covered by this section are visually inspected from ground level as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. A chimney which is not continuous through the roof or loft space is one defect applicable to this section.

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