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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Dulwich

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Dulwich

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in West Dulwich) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for non standard , for example mundic or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Dulwich

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in West Dulwich and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the West Dulwich property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the West Dulwich property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a West Dulwich Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in West Dulwich? Will the West Dulwich Building Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as separation of the skirting board from the floor. There is a real benefit in booking a West Dulwich surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

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

Will a chartered surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

Your will locate and visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas affiliated fittings for example - fixed external ventilation hearths. Your West Dulwich surveyor won't remove any external fittings and won't run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially unsafe, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer immediately.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older warehouse conversion in West Dulwich. What effect will the house's design have on repairs?

A building's age can worry purchasers. West Dulwich houses built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. This may mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging. Mention this to your RICS surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in West Dulwich and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the West Dulwich property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the West Dulwich property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a West Dulwich Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in West Dulwich? Will the West Dulwich Building Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as separation of the skirting board from the floor. There is a real benefit in booking a West Dulwich surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.



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

Will a chartered surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

Your will locate and visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas affiliated fittings for example - fixed external ventilation hearths. Your West Dulwich surveyor won't remove any external fittings and won't run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially unsafe, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer immediately.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older warehouse conversion in West Dulwich. What effect will the house's design have on repairs?

A building's age can worry purchasers. West Dulwich houses built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. This may mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging. Mention this to your RICS surveyor for more information.

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