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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 Survey is right for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whyteleafe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whyteleafe

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Whyteleafe) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whyteleafe

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Whyteleafe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Whyteleafe property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Whyteleafe property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Whyteleafe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can high levels of rainfall have on our new property?

I find it odd that this issue is rarely paid due attention by home buyers. If you have visited the property in good weather, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to repair, if identified early. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Whyteleafe which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Whyteleafe surveyors frequently focus on defects such as when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks. Other potential problems might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Re-applying problems with stucco can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Whyteleafe property. Are there specific problems to consider?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Whyteleafe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Whyteleafe property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Whyteleafe property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Whyteleafe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can high levels of rainfall have on our new property?

I find it odd that this issue is rarely paid due attention by home buyers. If you have visited the property in good weather, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to repair, if identified early. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Whyteleafe which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Whyteleafe surveyors frequently focus on defects such as when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks. Other potential problems might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Re-applying problems with stucco can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Whyteleafe property. Are there specific problems to consider?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

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