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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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What building survey should I pick for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thornton Heath

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thornton Heath

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thornton Heath) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as thatched roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thornton Heath

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Thornton Heath and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Thornton Heath property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thornton Heath property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Thornton Heath House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that poor insulation had been a concern - Will access to the loft be time consuming to arrange?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by Thornton Heath buyers who are aware that property will suffer issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Your RICS surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder. Speak to M R Roofing & Building Services Ltd of 165 Queens Road, Croydon, CR0 2PX on 020 8684 1091 to request a quote.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we want to move into, it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses; will the Thornton Heath surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Thornton Heath Building Survey a qualified surveyor should usually report on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state. This should include an overview look-over of exposed parts of the wiring as well as things like inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Thornton Heath.

The IEE advise a periodic test be completed every ten years (5 if letting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of asbestos boilers concealed in the home. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to displace it. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the Thornton Heath survey and will recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Thornton Heath and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Thornton Heath property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thornton Heath property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Thornton Heath House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that poor insulation had been a concern - Will access to the loft be time consuming to arrange?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by Thornton Heath buyers who are aware that property will suffer issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Your RICS surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder. Speak to M R Roofing & Building Services Ltd of 165 Queens Road, Croydon, CR0 2PX on 020 8684 1091 to request a quote.



Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we want to move into, it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses; will the Thornton Heath surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Thornton Heath Building Survey a qualified surveyor should usually report on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state. This should include an overview look-over of exposed parts of the wiring as well as things like inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Thornton Heath.

The IEE advise a periodic test be completed every ten years (5 if letting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of asbestos boilers concealed in the home. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to displace it. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the Thornton Heath survey and will recommend relevant tests.

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