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Valuation
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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 of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Croydon

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Croydon

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in West Croydon) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Croydon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Croydon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the West Croydon property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the West Croydon property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant West Croydon House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor search for indications of flooding damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a home in West Croydon through several routes, including poorly installed doors. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. What is asbestos and does the West Croydon HomeBuyer Report go into it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a West Croydon HomeBuyer report. Your West Croydon surveyor should report on potential asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us - What should we do about roof repairs?

West Croydon houses in otherwise fine condition could unfortunately be experiencing roofing problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to decking. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor. Contact Bennett D E of 45 Crowley Cr, Croydon, CR0 4EE on 020 8760 0004 for an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Croydon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the West Croydon property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the West Croydon property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant West Croydon House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor search for indications of flooding damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a home in West Croydon through several routes, including poorly installed doors. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.



Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. What is asbestos and does the West Croydon HomeBuyer Report go into it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a West Croydon HomeBuyer report. Your West Croydon surveyor should report on potential asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us - What should we do about roof repairs?

West Croydon houses in otherwise fine condition could unfortunately be experiencing roofing problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to decking. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor. Contact Bennett D E of 45 Crowley Cr, Croydon, CR0 4EE on 020 8760 0004 for an estimate.

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