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Home Buyers Survey in Caterham

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Caterham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Caterham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Caterham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Caterham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Caterham

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Caterham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Caterham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Caterham property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Caterham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home constructed Clipsham stone. Which major factors should we consider?

Purchasers in Caterham should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include algae. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Caterham, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Caterham should be able to supply local stone.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that dry rot had been a concern. Which issues relating to the structure's roof will be looked into?

Residential property in Caterham in good condition could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like torn or punctured damp-proofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. The Caterham surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Caterham contractor a quote for any suggested work. Call Clean Polite Watertight of 10 Vernon Dr, Caterham, CR3 5AJ on 01883 345594 for details.

House Prices

We are wanting to purchasing a property in CR3 which is being marketed for £382, 123. What will the qualified surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Caterham ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on house prices such as the structural condition of the building or whether the property is on an adopted road. You can try to analyse house prices recorded in Caterham for similar properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £371, 323, which is £10, 800 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £306, 094. The Lodge, 1, Queens Park Road, Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, CR3 5RB a detached property sold for £87, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

A professional chartered surveyor will always go to the home as well as allowing for the wealth of factors that can impact on property prices.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the residential surveyor check for possible flooding, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Flooding in Caterham can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Caterham in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.