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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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What Survey should I pick for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Walham Green

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walham Green

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Walham Green) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. wychert or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walham Green

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Walham Green and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Walham Green property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Walham Green property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Walham Green Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a home proximate to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. non-hazardous rubbish. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include methane gas generation. Health issues such as birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Walham Green surveyors will note structural problems resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Kensington and Chelsea Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to be aware of when buying a building in Walham Green in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Walham Green surveyors need to have local knowledge of local area issues and any bearing they have with the building. Property values is, more often than not, enhanced because of them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors can be expected to tell you if the house is/might be classified as such and Section I of your Walham Green Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco regency home in Walham Green that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact dense render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. Stucco is highly aesthetic and was often found on Victorian houses. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Walham Green frequently reveal defects e.g. dampness trapped beneath paint (assuming painted) which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when dampness below DPCs that causes large areas of detachment. Re-covering problems may be difficult as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Walham Green and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Walham Green property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Walham Green property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Walham Green Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a home proximate to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. non-hazardous rubbish. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include methane gas generation. Health issues such as birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Walham Green surveyors will note structural problems resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Kensington and Chelsea Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to be aware of when buying a building in Walham Green in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Walham Green surveyors need to have local knowledge of local area issues and any bearing they have with the building. Property values is, more often than not, enhanced because of them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors can be expected to tell you if the house is/might be classified as such and Section I of your Walham Green Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco regency home in Walham Green that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact dense render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. Stucco is highly aesthetic and was often found on Victorian houses. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Walham Green frequently reveal defects e.g. dampness trapped beneath paint (assuming painted) which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when dampness below DPCs that causes large areas of detachment. Re-covering problems may be difficult as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

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