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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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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chobham

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chobham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chobham) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chobham

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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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 Chobham and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Chobham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Chobham property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Chobham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Chobham.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Chobham can reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance when movement of the underlying wall causes cracks that allow for water penetration. Other issues might result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Re-applying Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1965-built property in Chobham and saw that the bathroom floor was uneven. What subsidence information does the Chobham house survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay more for a full structural survey for period house ?

Full Structural Surveys no longer exist anymore and the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if investigating a post fifties unmodified Chobham house of conventional construction materials and methods. If buying a modified home like an older Chobham house, this is now the most appropriate property survey. Approximately 3 days after a thorough site survey of the accessible parts a written report (pdf and written copy) will be supplied to the buyer setting out any crucial advice about the condition of the property. There are one or two provisos with the survey because a RICS surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the Chobham property e.g. removing secured hatches.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Chobham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Chobham property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Chobham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Chobham.

Stucco is just a kind of render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Chobham can reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance when movement of the underlying wall causes cracks that allow for water penetration. Other issues might result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Re-applying Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


We are buying a 1965-built property in Chobham and saw that the bathroom floor was uneven. What subsidence information does the Chobham house survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay more for a full structural survey for period house ?

Full Structural Surveys no longer exist anymore and the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if investigating a post fifties unmodified Chobham house of conventional construction materials and methods. If buying a modified home like an older Chobham house, this is now the most appropriate property survey. Approximately 3 days after a thorough site survey of the accessible parts a written report (pdf and written copy) will be supplied to the buyer setting out any crucial advice about the condition of the property. There are one or two provisos with the survey because a RICS surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the Chobham property e.g. removing secured hatches.

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