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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 should I choose for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodside

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodside

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Woodside) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodside

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Woodside and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Woodside property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Woodside property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Woodside House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a HomeBuyer Report check any flood damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

It is estimated that over two million houses are at a high risk of floods; sensible owners and home buyers in Woodside are right to consider precautions. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Woodside home, such as via seepage through walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Woodside home enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

In the region of Woodside, the East and West Fen Catchwaters plus the Stonebridge Drain to the north of Boston status on 28 Dec 2012 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a house proximate to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: inert refuse disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveyors in Woodside will notice structural defects connected with the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Croydon Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Woodside. What warnings would a Woodside property surveyor give?

Brick-built Woodside houses do benefit from many advantages in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also indicate a number of issues, ranging from spalling to efflorescence. One particularly serious issue is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. For more information, contact a local builder, Wall Ray of 371b/Perwell Ct/Alexandra Av, Harrow, HA2 9ED on 020 8248 0554.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks, to the rare, such English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Woodside and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Woodside property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Woodside property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Woodside House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a HomeBuyer Report check any flood damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

It is estimated that over two million houses are at a high risk of floods; sensible owners and home buyers in Woodside are right to consider precautions. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Woodside home, such as via seepage through walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Woodside home enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.



In the region of Woodside, the East and West Fen Catchwaters plus the Stonebridge Drain to the north of Boston status on 28 Dec 2012 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a house proximate to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: inert refuse disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveyors in Woodside will notice structural defects connected with the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Croydon Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Woodside. What warnings would a Woodside property surveyor give?

Brick-built Woodside houses do benefit from many advantages in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also indicate a number of issues, ranging from spalling to efflorescence. One particularly serious issue is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. For more information, contact a local builder, Wall Ray of 371b/Perwell Ct/Alexandra Av, Harrow, HA2 9ED on 020 8248 0554.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks, to the rare, such English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

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