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£500,000 home investigated during London Property Survey

A four-bedroom home in Purley has been examined during a Property Survey in London.

The large family home enjoyed expansive views across South London taking in Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common. It also benefited from a leafy suburban location and had the advantage of being close to amenities including:

  • Shops
  • Schools 
  • Buses 
  • Purley Railway Station.

Maintenance restricted to outside, affirms Property Survey in London

The Chartered Surveyor who conducted this Property Survey found the interior of the home to be in very good condition. Previous owners had made sure that the living space was well-looked after. The HomeBuyer Report noted that:

“Internally, the property is generally in satisfactory condition. ”

The outside of the property told an altogether different tale. The HomeBuyer Report noted that:

“Externally, certain elements require maintenance or repair or replacement. ”

The list of external maintenance included:

  • Removal of extensive moss and creeper growth on roof (can cause penetrating damp).
  • Ship lap cladding on front elevation badly weathered and in need of replacement.
  • Fascias, soffits and timber thresholds badly rotten and in need of refitting.
  • Sagging and broken guttering requiring extensive repairs.

Even with these repairs in mind, the Property Surveyor considered this South London house to be a good value purchase worth half a million pounds.  

Being so close to Purley Railway Station made this property an excellent proposition for a family who wanted to commute. Southern Rail runs trains to London Victoria in under half an hour from the South London suburb.

A HomeBuyer Report such as this one, rather than putting off the buyer, should excite them to unlock their inner handyperson. With this in mind they could ask the vendor to drop the price to reflect the buyer’s commitment to repair the property themselves.

If the would-be owner prefered not to take on the DIY challenge, they could use this Property Survey in London to request that the seller make good the repairs before finalising the sale.

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