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Home Buyers Survey in South London

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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 South London

    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 South London

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

    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 South London

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in South London and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the South London property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the South London property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a South London Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the South London Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency semi detached home in South London.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth render. Normally it is layered over underlying brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is found on Georgian homes. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and South London Homebuyer Reports commonly focus on any number of problems like trapped moisture leading to damp problems which need attention. Other potential problems could be when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco may be expensive as craftsmen are becoming rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we are meaning to acquire we think we noticed that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Homebuyer Report in South London report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Survey in South London a surveyor should usually remark on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a dangerous condition. The RICS surveyor is expected to give detail on potential areas for concern such as checking the condition of visible wiring.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician on the property being surveyed should be part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey in South London .

The IEE strongly advise that a PIR should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).