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Home Buyers Survey in Catford

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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Catford

    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 Catford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Catford) 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 Catford

    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 Catford

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Catford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Catford property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Catford property's general condition as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Catford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a Catford surveyor report on the state of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance balanced flues. Your Catford RICS surveyor won't actually remove external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Lewisham based local Gas Safe registered companies include DEM Plumbing and Heating Ltd of 15 Newnham House, Bromley Road, Kent, London Tel. 07984 194299 and D Mclean of 3, Creeland Grove, Catford, London Tel. 07956958357.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Catford create upkeep problems for buyers? Which major potential issues should we consider?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Grey Catcastle Sandstone to Grinshill Sandstone. Issues including erosion affect many stone-walled properties. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Catford are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will high levels of rainfall have on a home in Catford? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Catford and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on property in Catford are not considered.

Signs that drainage systems are a cause for concern include water pooling below gutters. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Catford or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.