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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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Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Orpington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Orpington

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Orpington) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Orpington

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Orpington and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Orpington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Orpington property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Orpington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Orpington? Does a Orpington HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Orpington house will have an impact. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Orpington, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Orpington what does 'E9' include?

For a Orpington house or flat, one issue is end support that is inadequate for the beams of a conservatory structure. This category is used for external elements that require reporting that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. If a home does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Orpington property looks in bad shape - what should we do? Does render make a difference?

Brick-constructed converted property in Orpington feature several advantages in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also be affected by diverse problems. This could be anything from signs of movement to moisture damage.

A defect often found is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. G J M Building Services may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 47 Marmion Close, London, E4 8EN or 020 8531 1872.

For home purchasers in Orpington seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Orpington and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Orpington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Orpington property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Orpington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Orpington? Does a Orpington HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Orpington house will have an impact. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Orpington, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house.



Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Orpington what does 'E9' include?

For a Orpington house or flat, one issue is end support that is inadequate for the beams of a conservatory structure. This category is used for external elements that require reporting that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. If a home does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Orpington property looks in bad shape - what should we do? Does render make a difference?

Brick-constructed converted property in Orpington feature several advantages in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also be affected by diverse problems. This could be anything from signs of movement to moisture damage.

A defect often found is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. G J M Building Services may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 47 Marmion Close, London, E4 8EN or 020 8531 1872.

For home purchasers in Orpington seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

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