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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 do I need for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Laleham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Laleham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Laleham) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for unconventional e.g. thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Laleham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Laleham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Laleham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Laleham property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Laleham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing an old building in Laleham? Will the age of the house be a concern?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can worry purchasers. Laleham property featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. Contact your RICS surveyor for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the dining room floor was uneven when we last viewed the apartment. What subsidence issues will the home survey inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. In some older houses cracks are noticeable in Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Laleham surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the property we're buying, but we are not certain - What should we do?

Scare stories about building pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as vermin as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to insect infestation can include traps. If you believe vermin, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Laleham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Laleham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Laleham property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Laleham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing an old building in Laleham? Will the age of the house be a concern?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can worry purchasers. Laleham property featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. Contact your RICS surveyor for more information.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the dining room floor was uneven when we last viewed the apartment. What subsidence issues will the home survey inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. In some older houses cracks are noticeable in Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Laleham surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the property we're buying, but we are not certain - What should we do?

Scare stories about building pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as vermin as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to insect infestation can include traps. If you believe vermin, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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