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  Mortgage Valuation
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barking

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barking

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Barking) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barking

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Barking and which is cheaper?

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

If the Barking property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Barking property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Barking property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Barking Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the house. What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 19th Century cottage in Barking. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Vernacular architecture can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. As an example of Post Medieval building, Eastbury Manor in Barking was constructed in around 1566.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I should be aware of when planning to buy an extended house in Barking inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have knowledge of local factors and any connection they have with the property and its value. Values tends to be higher due to them retaining original features. However many of them are falling into are falling into a poor state e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

RICS surveyors are expected advise you if the house could be so designated and Section I of your Barking Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic modifications to the building may be advised but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Avery Emerson are a local firm situated at Gloucester House, Redbridge, London, IG3 9TH and may be prepared to advise. Tel: 0208 215 0884

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Barking and which is cheaper?

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

If the Barking property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Barking property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Barking property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Barking Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the house. What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.



Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 19th Century cottage in Barking. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Vernacular architecture can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. As an example of Post Medieval building, Eastbury Manor in Barking was constructed in around 1566.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I should be aware of when planning to buy an extended house in Barking inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have knowledge of local factors and any connection they have with the property and its value. Values tends to be higher due to them retaining original features. However many of them are falling into are falling into a poor state e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

RICS surveyors are expected advise you if the house could be so designated and Section I of your Barking Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic modifications to the building may be advised but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Avery Emerson are a local firm situated at Gloucester House, Redbridge, London, IG3 9TH and may be prepared to advise. Tel: 0208 215 0884

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