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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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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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Which building survey should I choose for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tolworth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tolworth

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Tolworth) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tolworth

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tolworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Tolworth property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Tolworth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Tolworth is an issue. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older buildings cracks appear in Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Tolworth. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at

least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Defective door frame

For the Tolworth HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects impacting 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

An example of this is excess condensation in a double-glazed door. The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work, assuming keys are available. Generally, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Tolworth are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent each defect requires attention. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I acquire the full structural survey if buying a defective period house in Tolworth instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often called a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, this survey is now defunct and has actually been superseded by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the correct name is now the RICS Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a non period unmodified house of typical building materials. A Building Survey is certainly the proper one to choose for the property mentioned. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of the inside and outside of the main building a written report (digital and written copy) will be sent to the prospective purchaser providing thorough and far-reaching information concerning the condition of the house. There are certain restrictions with any survey because the surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Tolworth building for example removing secured hatches. The following article for more about survey specifics.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tolworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Tolworth property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Tolworth House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Tolworth is an issue. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older buildings cracks appear in Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Tolworth. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at



least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Defective door frame

For the Tolworth HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects impacting 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

An example of this is excess condensation in a double-glazed door. The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work, assuming keys are available. Generally, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Tolworth are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent each defect requires attention. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I acquire the full structural survey if buying a defective period house in Tolworth instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often called a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, this survey is now defunct and has actually been superseded by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the correct name is now the RICS Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a non period unmodified house of typical building materials. A Building Survey is certainly the proper one to choose for the property mentioned. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of the inside and outside of the main building a written report (digital and written copy) will be sent to the prospective purchaser providing thorough and far-reaching information concerning the condition of the house. There are certain restrictions with any survey because the surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Tolworth building for example removing secured hatches. The following article for more about survey specifics.

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