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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 property survey is the correct choice for my planned house purchase in Woldingham?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woldingham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woldingham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Woldingham) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woldingham

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Woldingham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Woldingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Woldingham property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Woldingham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Woldingham subsidence might be a problem. What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, straining the foundations of the home and causing movement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Woldingham home with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the home's roof will be investigated?

This is a common concern for home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Houses across Woldingham could feature roof maintenance problems, such as dry rot. From the purlins to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like laying tar paper or felt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Woldingham contractor a quote for any suggested work. Contact Tappenden of 22 Marks Rd, Warlingham, CR6 9SH on 01883 620300 for an estimate.

House Prices

There is a house close to good transport links in CR3 in Woldingham on with a local agent for £1, 198, 278. What things does the Woldingham RICS chartered surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Woldingham on a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that might affect property values for instance the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or the over all desirability of the street. One method is to weigh up prices against prices achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £1, 182, 778, which is £15, 500 less than the amount being asked. Little Court, Upper Court Road, Woldingham, Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, CR3 7BF a detached property sold for £1, 150, 000 .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Woldingham which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

The RICS surveyor should attend the property as well as considering the large variety of location related influences that can affect house prices.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Woldingham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Woldingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Woldingham property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Woldingham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Woldingham subsidence might be a problem. What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, straining the foundations of the home and causing movement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Woldingham home with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the home's roof will be investigated?

This is a common concern for home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Houses across Woldingham could feature roof maintenance problems, such as dry rot. From the purlins to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like laying tar paper or felt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Woldingham contractor a quote for any suggested work. Contact Tappenden of 22 Marks Rd, Warlingham, CR6 9SH on 01883 620300 for an estimate.

House Prices

There is a house close to good transport links in CR3 in Woldingham on with a local agent for £1, 198, 278. What things does the Woldingham RICS chartered surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Woldingham on a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that might affect property values for instance the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or the over all desirability of the street. One method is to weigh up prices against prices achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £1, 182, 778, which is £15, 500 less than the amount being asked. Little Court, Upper Court Road, Woldingham, Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, CR3 7BF a detached property sold for £1, 150, 000 .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Woldingham which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

The RICS surveyor should attend the property as well as considering the large variety of location related influences that can affect house prices.

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