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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Twickenham

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Twickenham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Twickenham) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard , for example thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Twickenham

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Twickenham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Twickenham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Twickenham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to go for a full structural survey when acquiring a dilapidated thirties townhouse near Twickenham as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Often still described as a Structural Survey, this survey is no longer available and this most technical survey has been reclassified by RICS and the right name is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unusual house e.g. a neglected house - Building Survey is now the most appropriate selection of survey to get a surveyor to do. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out an exhaustive survey of the inside and outside of the main building, the RICS surveyors report will be emailed (pdf format) and posted to you specifying any notable details concerning the state of repair of the house.

There will be certain limitations with any residential survey because the surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the of the Twickenham building, an example being lifting up fitted carpets.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian home in Twickenham which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just dense render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Twickenham surveyors sometimes focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as lateral hairline cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints. Other issues might be when moisture beneath flashings which causes detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-coating problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a property we are meaning to move into we think we noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses; will the Twickenham surveyor report on the electrical system?

When conducting a Twickenham Homebuyer Report your surveyor will mention the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state. A Home surveyor should also report on possible problems relating to things like checking that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Twickenham .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Twickenham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Twickenham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Twickenham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to go for a full structural survey when acquiring a dilapidated thirties townhouse near Twickenham as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Often still described as a Structural Survey, this survey is no longer available and this most technical survey has been reclassified by RICS and the right name is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unusual house e.g. a neglected house - Building Survey is now the most appropriate selection of survey to get a surveyor to do. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out an exhaustive survey of the inside and outside of the main building, the RICS surveyors report will be emailed (pdf format) and posted to you specifying any notable details concerning the state of repair of the house.

There will be certain limitations with any residential survey because the surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the of the Twickenham building, an example being lifting up fitted carpets.



Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian home in Twickenham which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just dense render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Twickenham surveyors sometimes focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as lateral hairline cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints. Other issues might be when moisture beneath flashings which causes detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-coating problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a property we are meaning to move into we think we noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses; will the Twickenham surveyor report on the electrical system?

When conducting a Twickenham Homebuyer Report your surveyor will mention the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state. A Home surveyor should also report on possible problems relating to things like checking that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Twickenham .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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