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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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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sanderstead

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sanderstead

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sanderstead) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as wood frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sanderstead

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Sanderstead and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Sanderstead property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Sanderstead property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Sanderstead House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we commission a full structural survey if buying a converted thirties cottage in Sanderstead over a HomeBuyer Report?

Regularly called the Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and as it has been replaced by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. Select a RICS Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a post 1950s unmodified Sanderstead house made out of standard construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile.

There are one or two provisos exist with any residential survey as a local surveyor wont be able to open up the structure of the house nor can they assess serviceability of a boiler.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor advise on the state of the gas supply?

A RICS surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes at the building, in addition to gas affiliated installations, for instance chimney breasts. A Sanderstead RICS chartered surveyor will not remove the external fittings or housings and he or she won't run any tests on the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along the lounge ceiling when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new house after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks to a ceiling are a plain suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Sanderstead and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Sanderstead property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Sanderstead property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Sanderstead House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we commission a full structural survey if buying a converted thirties cottage in Sanderstead over a HomeBuyer Report?

Regularly called the Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and as it has been replaced by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. Select a RICS Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a post 1950s unmodified Sanderstead house made out of standard construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile.

There are one or two provisos exist with any residential survey as a local surveyor wont be able to open up the structure of the house nor can they assess serviceability of a boiler.



Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor advise on the state of the gas supply?

A RICS surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes at the building, in addition to gas affiliated installations, for instance chimney breasts. A Sanderstead RICS chartered surveyor will not remove the external fittings or housings and he or she won't run any tests on the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along the lounge ceiling when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new house after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Cracks to a ceiling are a plain suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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