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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upper Norwood

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upper Norwood

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Upper Norwood) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upper Norwood

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Upper Norwood and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Upper Norwood property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Upper Norwood property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Upper Norwood Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the Upper Norwood property surveyor look into during the survey?

Property in Upper Norwood that are otherwise ideal will suffer issues with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. gables, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Upper Norwood Home Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for property owners, with groundwater level variations and soil swelling being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as sticking window frames. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas heaters?

The qualified surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures like flue/chimney maintenance. Fittings or covers won't actually be dislodged. Gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations of any type, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Upper Norwood and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Upper Norwood property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Upper Norwood property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Upper Norwood Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the Upper Norwood property surveyor look into during the survey?

Property in Upper Norwood that are otherwise ideal will suffer issues with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. gables, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Upper Norwood Home Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for property owners, with groundwater level variations and soil swelling being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as sticking window frames. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas heaters?

The qualified surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures like flue/chimney maintenance. Fittings or covers won't actually be dislodged. Gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations of any type, contact a gas safe engineer.

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