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Home Buyers Survey in Crystal Palace

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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 Crystal Palace

    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 Crystal Palace

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

    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 Crystal Palace

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Crystal Palace and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

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

If the Crystal Palace property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Crystal Palace property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Crystal Palace property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Crystal Palace Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about pests affecting some homes - Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies to vermin can include chemical treatment and removal or excision of affected timber. Contact a specialist, e.g. Rentokil Initial UK Ltd (London) (South), Units 8, 9 & E Broomsleigh Bus Park, Worsley Bridge Road, London (South), SE26 5BN, or call 0800 917 1987, to discuss remedial options.

Chimney stacks

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Possible defects are visually reviewed as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. Inadequate combustible clearance is one example. Elements of the home which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we would need to look into when planning to buy a building in Crystal Palace in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Crystal Palace surveyors must have knowledge of local factors and the relation they have with the property. House prices are usually higher because of them retaining original features. However many areas have fallen into a state e.g. ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you whether the building might be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer. Ablitts are based in Unit 24, Lewisham, London, SE26 5BW might be able to advise. Tel: 020 8776 8783

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a property proximate to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial waste. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks might include methane gas generation .

Surveyors in Crystal Palace will find structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Lewisham Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Traditionally built property

We are buying a barn conversion in Crystal Palace. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Many buyers have looked at purchasing a unique or characterful property. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Crystal Palace houses built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced.