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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tulse Hill

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tulse Hill

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tulse Hill) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tulse Hill

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Tulse Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Tulse Hill property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Tulse Hill property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Tulse Hill Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor advise on the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) for example, as well as gas related fixtures e.g. chimney breasts or flues. However, the Tulse Hill RICS chartered surveyor won't remove any external fittings or housings and he or she won't do any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be deadly and if there are any worries relating to gas installations of any type, call a gas safe engineer immediately.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Tulse Hill Surveyor reveal?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence.

Cracks are a clear indication of subsidence. Fortunately, these are in many cases benign. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

House Prices

There is a property close to good transport links in. What will the RICS surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Tulse Hill ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from house prices, for example the amount of ground rent payable or whether the property is sold under probate. .

The most reliable way for you to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. A surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Tulse Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Tulse Hill property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Tulse Hill property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Tulse Hill Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor advise on the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) for example, as well as gas related fixtures e.g. chimney breasts or flues. However, the Tulse Hill RICS chartered surveyor won't remove any external fittings or housings and he or she won't do any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be deadly and if there are any worries relating to gas installations of any type, call a gas safe engineer immediately.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Tulse Hill Surveyor reveal?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence.

Cracks are a clear indication of subsidence. Fortunately, these are in many cases benign. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

House Prices

There is a property close to good transport links in. What will the RICS surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Tulse Hill ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from house prices, for example the amount of ground rent payable or whether the property is sold under probate. .

The most reliable way for you to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. A surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

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