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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 right for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wimbledon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wimbledon

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wimbledon) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard , for example mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wimbledon

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Wimbledon and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Wimbledon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Wimbledon property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Wimbledon Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Wimbledon and are looking for a property with Fletton brick. What warnings would a Wimbledon surveyor give?

Brick-constructed structures demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also be affected by numerous defects, including inadequate damp-proofing and horizontal cracking. For instance, damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork and should be taken very seriously. For more information, contact a local builder, Ruby Construction of 78 George St, Stockton, Southam, CV47 8JT on 01926 815237.

Buyers in Wimbledon should consider that a broad range of techniques have been used across the country for centuries. For example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Conservation area

Are there any things we would be advised to be wary of when purchasing a home in Wimbledon in a conservation area?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Your surveyor need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect may have with the building. Prices is, more often than not, significantly higher because of them being preserved. However many areas have fallen into poor condition e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Property surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the property might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unauthorised changes to the building should be reported but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create issues for Wimbledon home? Will my Wimbledon Property Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Whether a house was built in 17011 or 20011, factors as varied as environmental conditions or Japanese knotweed can create issues for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to soil movement, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wimbledon house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Wimbledon and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Wimbledon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Wimbledon property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Wimbledon Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Wimbledon and are looking for a property with Fletton brick. What warnings would a Wimbledon surveyor give?

Brick-constructed structures demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also be affected by numerous defects, including inadequate damp-proofing and horizontal cracking. For instance, damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork and should be taken very seriously. For more information, contact a local builder, Ruby Construction of 78 George St, Stockton, Southam, CV47 8JT on 01926 815237.

Buyers in Wimbledon should consider that a broad range of techniques have been used across the country for centuries. For example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.



Conservation area

Are there any things we would be advised to be wary of when purchasing a home in Wimbledon in a conservation area?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Your surveyor need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect may have with the building. Prices is, more often than not, significantly higher because of them being preserved. However many areas have fallen into poor condition e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Property surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the property might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unauthorised changes to the building should be reported but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create issues for Wimbledon home? Will my Wimbledon Property Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Whether a house was built in 17011 or 20011, factors as varied as environmental conditions or Japanese knotweed can create issues for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to soil movement, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wimbledon house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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