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Home Buyers Survey in Sydenham

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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 Sydenham

    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 Sydenham

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

    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 Sydenham

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sydenham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sydenham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sydenham property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Sydenham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a flat proximate to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including inert waste material disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include structurally instability. Potential health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Sydenham will flag up structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets and Lewisham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about vermin affecting some homes. How do we investigate further?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to a serious infestation can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with ants, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Sydenham Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Sydenham building will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will refer to local property market knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials.

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. The valuation also assumes that there are no serious legal problems like Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.

Further area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like Sydenham planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we should consider when intending to buy a flat in Sydenham near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with the local council.

A Building Surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and the effect may have with the home and its value. The price of property tends to be more than prices outside the area due to the areas being largely unspoilt

Property surveyors are expected advise you if the home looks to be is so classified and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out during the conveyancing process.

Unauthorised extensions to the property will also be commented on but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative.