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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may heavy rainfall have on our new property in Twickenham? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Both in Twickenham, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately rainfall and the effect it can have on houses in Twickenham are usually overlooked. If you have visited the property in good weather, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This could then result in warped floorboards or beams.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that the garage floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after time has passed in order to make repairs.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may heavy rainfall have on our new property in Twickenham? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Both in Twickenham, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately rainfall and the effect it can have on houses in Twickenham are usually overlooked. If you have visited the property in good weather, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This could then result in warped floorboards or beams.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that the garage floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after time has passed in order to make repairs.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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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