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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 property survey should I pick for my prospective house purchase in Blackheath?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blackheath

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blackheath

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Blackheath) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blackheath

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Blackheath property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackheath property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Blackheath House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

On a Blackheath HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration.

One example issue could be a dropped, rotating or leaning arch. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks along the garage ceiling when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence information does the Blackheath Building Survey include?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Most homes in Blackheath are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks to a living room are a clear clue of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I need to on guard for if planning to buy a flat in Blackheath in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local councils. Surveyors in Blackheath must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have with the building and its value. Property Prices will be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas retaining their original character. However many have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the property looks like it may be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Blackheath Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised during the conveyancing process. Unconsented adjustments to the property will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the lawyer. Whimsters are a local firm situated at 72 Foyle Road, Greenwich, London, SE3 7RH will be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 020 8269 2444

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Blackheath property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackheath property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Blackheath House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

On a Blackheath HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration.

One example issue could be a dropped, rotating or leaning arch. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks along the garage ceiling when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence information does the Blackheath Building Survey include?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Most homes in Blackheath are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks to a living room are a clear clue of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I need to on guard for if planning to buy a flat in Blackheath in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local councils. Surveyors in Blackheath must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have with the building and its value. Property Prices will be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas retaining their original character. However many have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the property looks like it may be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Blackheath Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised during the conveyancing process. Unconsented adjustments to the property will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the lawyer. Whimsters are a local firm situated at 72 Foyle Road, Greenwich, London, SE3 7RH will be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 020 8269 2444

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