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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
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Old Coulsdon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Old Coulsdon

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Old Coulsdon) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Old Coulsdon

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Old Coulsdon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Old Coulsdon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Old Coulsdon property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Old Coulsdon Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes

A Homebuyer Report will contain a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the valuation your RICS valuer will use awareness of the Old Coulsdon property market and other things about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also reflect on construction type and draw upon other assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any compromising legal problems such as no laws are broken by intended use of property. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further Old Coulsdon conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental issues like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests on the street. What advice should we get?

Houses will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for an infestation may include insecticides.

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. In Old Coulsdon, an example may be a sash window with a damaged mechanism. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Old Coulsdon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Old Coulsdon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Old Coulsdon property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Old Coulsdon Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes

A Homebuyer Report will contain a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the valuation your RICS valuer will use awareness of the Old Coulsdon property market and other things about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also reflect on construction type and draw upon other assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any compromising legal problems such as no laws are broken by intended use of property. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further Old Coulsdon conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental issues like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests on the street. What advice should we get?

Houses will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for an infestation may include insecticides.

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. In Old Coulsdon, an example may be a sash window with a damaged mechanism. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

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