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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 choose for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Ewell

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Ewell

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in West Ewell) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Ewell

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in West Ewell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the West Ewell property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations on the West Ewell property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the West Ewell property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a West Ewell 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 worried about when buying a maisonette in the region a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including commercial waste material disposal. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health concerns for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in West Ewell will consider structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Kingston upon Thames Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Substandard guttering

In a West Ewell HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Severe defects impacting the residence are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage.

A fairly common example may be leaking or clogged gutters. They are visually inspected. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our West Ewell surveyor consider indications of flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record; sensible owners and property purchasers in West Ewell are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the West Ewell home in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The building surveyor may ask the seller if the house in West Ewell has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in West Ewell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the West Ewell property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations on the West Ewell property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the West Ewell property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a West Ewell 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 worried about when buying a maisonette in the region a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including commercial waste material disposal. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health concerns for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .



Surveyors in West Ewell will consider structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Kingston upon Thames Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Substandard guttering

In a West Ewell HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Severe defects impacting the residence are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage.

A fairly common example may be leaking or clogged gutters. They are visually inspected. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our West Ewell surveyor consider indications of flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record; sensible owners and property purchasers in West Ewell are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the West Ewell home in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The building surveyor may ask the seller if the house in West Ewell has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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