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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thames Ditton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thames Ditton

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Thames Ditton) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thames Ditton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Thames Ditton

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Thames Ditton and which is cheaper?

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

If the Thames Ditton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Thames Ditton property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Thames Ditton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I want to buy a property in KT7 for an asking price of £719, 475. What things will a surveyor allow for on a survey ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect house prices ranging from proximity to transport to the number of bedrooms in the property. It can help to analyse the prices of house achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

The average house price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £718, 475, which is £1, 000 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £627, 006. 14, Claygate Lane, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey, KT10 0AQ a detached house sold for £692, 500 .

In order for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part. A local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to consider when buying an older property? Will the age of the residence be an issue?

Many buyers hope to own property with real personality. For traditionally-built Thames Ditton property, age, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Structures featuring traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Grade I listed property. If you have doubts, speak to the surveyor for more detail.

Defective door frame

On a Thames Ditton HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work, assuming keys are available. Broadly speaking, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. A damaged door frame is one defect applicable to this section. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property buyers a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Thames Ditton and which is cheaper?

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

If the Thames Ditton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Thames Ditton property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Thames Ditton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I want to buy a property in KT7 for an asking price of £719, 475. What things will a surveyor allow for on a survey ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect house prices ranging from proximity to transport to the number of bedrooms in the property. It can help to analyse the prices of house achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

The average house price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £718, 475, which is £1, 000 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £627, 006. 14, Claygate Lane, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey, KT10 0AQ a detached house sold for £692, 500 .



In order for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part. A local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to consider when buying an older property? Will the age of the residence be an issue?

Many buyers hope to own property with real personality. For traditionally-built Thames Ditton property, age, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Structures featuring traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Grade I listed property. If you have doubts, speak to the surveyor for more detail.

Defective door frame

On a Thames Ditton HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work, assuming keys are available. Broadly speaking, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. A damaged door frame is one defect applicable to this section. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property buyers a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

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