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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Thames Ditton houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Thames Ditton Home Survey to mention this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Thames Ditton buyers. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Thames Ditton house's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Thames Ditton, what advice would a Thames Ditton surveyor give for a 70s house built from rat-trap bond walls? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Thames Ditton converted property feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a number of issues, such as sulphate attack. For instance, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and should be taken very seriously. Anthony David should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 10 Mount Rd, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 2HL or 0151-625 2447.

For example, Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. Consider renegotiating the price of the Thames Ditton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos insulating board concealed in the maisonette. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including fire doors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb it and expert advice must be taken urgently. On no account attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Thames Ditton HomeBuyer report. However they will note the risk of asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Thames Ditton houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Thames Ditton Home Survey to mention this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Thames Ditton buyers. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Thames Ditton house's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Thames Ditton, what advice would a Thames Ditton surveyor give for a 70s house built from rat-trap bond walls? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Thames Ditton converted property feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a number of issues, such as sulphate attack. For instance, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and should be taken very seriously. Anthony David should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 10 Mount Rd, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 2HL or 0151-625 2447.

For example, Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. Consider renegotiating the price of the Thames Ditton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos insulating board concealed in the maisonette. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including fire doors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb it and expert advice must be taken urgently. On no account attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Thames Ditton HomeBuyer report. However they will note the risk of asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

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