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Home Buyers Survey in Battersea

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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 Battersea

    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 Battersea

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Battersea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Battersea property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Battersea property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Battersea Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be a risk of asbestos Artex concealed in the property. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types may be in building materials for example pipe lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe insulation. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos as part of the survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos during the Battersea survey and should recommend relevant tests.

For further help on asbestos removal, Southern Asbestos Services Ltd, 205, Clapham High Street, Battersea, London, SW4 7UR may be able to help - Contact: 020 3417 9146

House Prices

I would like to acquire a flat in SW11 for £429, 193. What factors will surveyor allow for on a RICS survey ?

Any number of issues that can add to or subtract from property values ranging from the tenure to whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. It is useful to look at flat values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £427, 993, which is £1, 200 less than the price being asked and the flat/house average was £518, 954. 147D, Battersea Rise, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, SW11 1HE was purchased for £70, 750 .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate and professional property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we would need to be wary of if planning to buy a property in Battersea in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local authority. Surveyors in Battersea must possess knowledge of local considerations and the relation may have with the home. House prices will be inflated as a result of conservation areas being in good order. However many have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

Property surveyors are trained to report if the house might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Battersea Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building should be advised but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser. Ferns are a local firm situated at 112 Clapham High Street, Wandsworth, London, SW4 7UJ will be prepared to help. Tel: 020 7498 9537

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet weather have on our new house? Where there is necessary work, what should we do?

I find it odd that the impact heavy rain can have on properties is rarely considered properly. For example, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage suggest that the downspouts are at risk. This can lead to rotten roof timbers.

The good news is that problems with drains are usually easy to resolve, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the condition of the meter for instance, in addition to gas associated fixtures such as flue/chimney maintenance. Gas fittings won't actually be taken off. Gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wandsworth based local firms include Twist Maintenance of Penhurst House, 352-356 Battersea Park Road, London, . Tel. 0845 689 0003 and Boilerworks of 82, Shuttleworth Road, Battersea, London Tel. 07956 528171.

The regulations stipulate landlords are obligated to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are criminal .