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Valuation
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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 do I need for my intended house purchase in Surbiton Hill?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Surbiton Hill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Surbiton Hill

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Surbiton Hill) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. cellared or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Surbiton Hill

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Surbiton Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Surbiton Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Surbiton Hill property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Surbiton Hill Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a home in Surbiton Hill - What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

This is a common concern for buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. A large number of properties can be blighted by problems like bad drainage. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the fascias to the roof battens. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Surbiton Hill builder.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would need to be aware of when buying a period property in Surbiton Hill inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Your surveyor need to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing may have on the building and its value. Property values will likely be significantly higher because of them being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas have fallen into a state e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors are trained to report whether the location is/might be classified as such and Section I of the Surbiton Hill Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Out of keeping adjustments to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

Stone block wall damage

Can Wooton stone-built property be hard to maintain. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Surbiton Hill houses. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include efflorescence.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Surbiton Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Surbiton Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Surbiton Hill property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Surbiton Hill Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a home in Surbiton Hill - What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

This is a common concern for buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. A large number of properties can be blighted by problems like bad drainage. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the fascias to the roof battens. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Surbiton Hill builder.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would need to be aware of when buying a period property in Surbiton Hill inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Your surveyor need to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing may have on the building and its value. Property values will likely be significantly higher because of them being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas have fallen into a state e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors are trained to report whether the location is/might be classified as such and Section I of the Surbiton Hill Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Out of keeping adjustments to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

Stone block wall damage

Can Wooton stone-built property be hard to maintain. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Surbiton Hill houses. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include efflorescence.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

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