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Homebuyer
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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 Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sydenham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sydenham

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sydenham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sydenham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sydenham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sydenham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sydenham property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Sydenham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

There is a property in OX39 on with a local agent for £155, 266. What different issues will your surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Sydenham ?

A myriad of factors exist that might affect the price of property e.g. the quality of nearby schools or the size of bedrooms (single/double). It often helps to analyse values recorded in the same area for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £164, 466, which is £9, 200 more than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £320, 807. 19, Old Sawmill Place, Chinnor, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX39 4AW sold for £183, 397 .

An impartial way for you to get an impartial home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. A surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I am meaning to acquire, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Survey in Sydenham a RICS surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. He or she is expected to report on possible problems relating to things like verifying the condition of the fixed appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate that a PIR be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a flat proximate to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including inert waste material disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include structurally instability. Potential health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Sydenham will flag up structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets and Lewisham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sydenham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sydenham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sydenham property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Sydenham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

There is a property in OX39 on with a local agent for £155, 266. What different issues will your surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Sydenham ?

A myriad of factors exist that might affect the price of property e.g. the quality of nearby schools or the size of bedrooms (single/double). It often helps to analyse values recorded in the same area for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £164, 466, which is £9, 200 more than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £320, 807. 19, Old Sawmill Place, Chinnor, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX39 4AW sold for £183, 397 .



An impartial way for you to get an impartial home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. A surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I am meaning to acquire, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Survey in Sydenham a RICS surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. He or she is expected to report on possible problems relating to things like verifying the condition of the fixed appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate that a PIR be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a flat proximate to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including inert waste material disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include structurally instability. Potential health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Sydenham will flag up structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets and Lewisham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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