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Home Buyers Survey in South East 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 East 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 East London

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

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in South East London and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the South East London property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the South East London property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a South East London House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to check on when buying a house in South East London inside a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local authorities. South East London surveyors need to possess knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation may have on the home. The price of property will probably be enhanced owing to conservation areas being unspoilt.

Surveyors can be expected to tell you if the house is possibly in a conservation area and Section I of a South East London Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are conducted by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the South East London Surveyor take into account on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in South East London that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco is layered over underlying brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is highly aesthetic and is found on Regency buildings. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and South East London surveyors can focus on any number of problems for instance trapped water culminating in the render failing

Another example of problems might be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Re-coating problems can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting more difficult to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all South East London surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a South East London property will include a valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost as standard. To fully consider the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will use area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms Your South East London surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental issues like pig farms, also being considered.

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor check the condition of the gas flues?

A RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters where relevant, as well as gas related gas installations in the house like balanced flues. Any gas fittings won't however be dislodged. Gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.