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Home Buyers Survey in Merton Park

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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 Merton Park

    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 Merton Park

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

    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 Merton Park

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Merton Park and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Merton Park property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Merton Park property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Merton Park Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the house we want to buy, it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Merton Park Homebuyer Report go into detail on electrical defects?

When performing a Merton Park Building Survey the RICS surveyor should usually add detail on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in a poor state.

This will include a visual inspection of the accessible areas of the wiring or fusebox on top of areas e.g. confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the correct place. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey. Reporting on any evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE suggest an electrical check should be carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Merton Park house needs work - what should we do?

Brick-built Merton Park conversions feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also show signs of numerous defects. These can include lack of a damp proof course or crumbling mortar. One frequently reported defect is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. BGM Services should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 18 Kings Rd, Dover, CT17 9PQ or 01304 208258.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Merton Park include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Merton Park building will include a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as part of the report. To estimate an accurate value estimate your surveyor will use in depth understanding of the Merton Park market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and make certain other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal problems such as building regulations having been complied. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Merton Park area conjectures, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or services, are made as well as any significant Merton Park environmental problems like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of if buying a house proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial rubbish disposal. No one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include structurally instability .

Merton Park RICS surveyors will flag up structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Merton Local Authority and advise you .

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller mentioned that the had been issues with loose tiles - What does a Merton Park surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is often asked by purchasers who know that homes can be hiding serious roofing problems. From concrete tiles to tie beams, every element of the roof must be reviewed. Factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of re-covering asphalt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.