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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Vauxhall

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Vauxhall

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Vauxhall) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional such as cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Vauxhall

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Vauxhall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Vauxhall property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Vauxhall property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Vauxhall Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that the had been a problem with wet rot. What does a building surveyor look for?

Homes in Vauxhall with no other major issues can often hide roofing woes. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the rafters to the ridge flashing. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Vauxhall, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Vauxhall roofing specialist with a recommendation from a friend or family member can provide a quote.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

For a Vauxhall house or flat, one example could be a loose fitting sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there is a possibility of asbestos pipe lagging insulation situated in the building. What is asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a pernicious material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as asbestos packing in stud walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and will offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Vauxhall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Vauxhall property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Vauxhall property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Vauxhall Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that the had been a problem with wet rot. What does a building surveyor look for?

Homes in Vauxhall with no other major issues can often hide roofing woes. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the rafters to the ridge flashing. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Vauxhall, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Vauxhall roofing specialist with a recommendation from a friend or family member can provide a quote.



Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

For a Vauxhall house or flat, one example could be a loose fitting sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there is a possibility of asbestos pipe lagging insulation situated in the building. What is asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a pernicious material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as asbestos packing in stud walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and will offer advice.

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