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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hampton Wick

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hampton Wick

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hampton Wick) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hampton Wick

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

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Home Buyers Survey Hampton Wick

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Hampton Wick and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Hampton Wick property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Hampton Wick property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hampton Wick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to consider rainwater goods? Will the Hampton Wick building survey report on this? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet conditions can have on Hampton Wick property is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. One indication that rainwater goods are damaged is spalling on walls around drainage, and may lead to penetrating damp. Luckily, guttering issues are generally easy to resolve. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we intend to move into it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Homebuyer Report in Hampton Wick report on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Hampton Wick Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include an overview or check of exposed parts of the wiring on top of possible problems relating to things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Inspecting any evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will be part of the survey in Hampton Wick .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a house close to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: domestic waste. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include heavy metals. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Hampton Wick will find structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Richmond upon Thames Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Hampton Wick and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Hampton Wick property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Hampton Wick property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hampton Wick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to consider rainwater goods? Will the Hampton Wick building survey report on this? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet conditions can have on Hampton Wick property is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. One indication that rainwater goods are damaged is spalling on walls around drainage, and may lead to penetrating damp. Luckily, guttering issues are generally easy to resolve. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.



Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we intend to move into it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Homebuyer Report in Hampton Wick report on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Hampton Wick Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include an overview or check of exposed parts of the wiring on top of possible problems relating to things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Inspecting any evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will be part of the survey in Hampton Wick .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a house close to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: domestic waste. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include heavy metals. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Hampton Wick will find structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Richmond upon Thames Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

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