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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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Walton On Thames

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walton On Thames

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Walton On Thames) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walton On Thames

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Walton On Thames and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Walton On Thames property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Walton On Thames property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Walton On Thames Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey prior to purchasing an extended period house in Walton On Thames?

Structural surveys are now known as the Building Surveys. When purchasing an unconventional house e.g. an older house, this is the correct survey to choose to opt for. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if buying a post 1950s unmodified Walton On Thames house assembled from conventional construction materials. Around 3 days following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be posted and emailed to the client running through any important professional advice about the condition of the building.

There are one or two limitations with a property survey because a qualified RICS surveyor cannot, unless safe to do so and with consent

from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Walton On Thames house e.g. removing roof space contents.

Damaged Render

What will a Walton On Thames Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco regency home in Walton On Thames that I wish to buy.

Stucco is a type of solid render. Typically stucco is layered over brick hardens to form an even finish. It is very attractive and is common on some Victorian properties. It is similar to mortar in its nature. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly focus on defects which can include trapped moisture leading to the render failing

Another example of problems may include when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems may be costly as renderers are becoming harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Walton On Thames property will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to pests can include removal of infected furniture. The property surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Walton On Thames and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Walton On Thames property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Walton On Thames property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Walton On Thames Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey prior to purchasing an extended period house in Walton On Thames?

Structural surveys are now known as the Building Surveys. When purchasing an unconventional house e.g. an older house, this is the correct survey to choose to opt for. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if buying a post 1950s unmodified Walton On Thames house assembled from conventional construction materials. Around 3 days following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be posted and emailed to the client running through any important professional advice about the condition of the building.

There are one or two limitations with a property survey because a qualified RICS surveyor cannot, unless safe to do so and with consent



from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Walton On Thames house e.g. removing roof space contents.

Damaged Render

What will a Walton On Thames Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco regency home in Walton On Thames that I wish to buy.

Stucco is a type of solid render. Typically stucco is layered over brick hardens to form an even finish. It is very attractive and is common on some Victorian properties. It is similar to mortar in its nature. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly focus on defects which can include trapped moisture leading to the render failing

Another example of problems may include when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems may be costly as renderers are becoming harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Walton On Thames property will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to pests can include removal of infected furniture. The property surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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