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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 building survey should I choose for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tolworth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tolworth

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Tolworth) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tolworth

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Tolworth and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Tolworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Tolworth property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Tolworth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I am meaning to purchase, I noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - will a Tolworth survey go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Tolworth Homebuyer Report a surveyor should usually remark on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a non invasive inspection of any uncovered areas of the wiring or fusebox and other potential areas for concern such as confirming the type of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting

the documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should form part of the survey in Tolworth.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting).

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests - Will a chartered surveyor look into this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. Speak to an expert, e.g. Flypast Bird & Pest Control, 46 Central Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8HY on 0195 956 5777, for more detail.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a house in Tolworth, does the property surveyor investigate flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and property purchasers and owners are understandably concerned.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via poorly installed doors. An awareness of characteristics of the Tolworth area likely to affect the house also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood warnings were found for Tolworth.

*04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Tolworth and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Tolworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Tolworth property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Tolworth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I am meaning to purchase, I noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - will a Tolworth survey go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Tolworth Homebuyer Report a surveyor should usually remark on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a non invasive inspection of any uncovered areas of the wiring or fusebox and other potential areas for concern such as confirming the type of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting



the documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should form part of the survey in Tolworth.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting).

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests - Will a chartered surveyor look into this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. Speak to an expert, e.g. Flypast Bird & Pest Control, 46 Central Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8HY on 0195 956 5777, for more detail.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a house in Tolworth, does the property surveyor investigate flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and property purchasers and owners are understandably concerned.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via poorly installed doors. An awareness of characteristics of the Tolworth area likely to affect the house also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood warnings were found for Tolworth.

*04/01/13

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