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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Survey is the right choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Becontree

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Becontree

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Becontree) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Becontree

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Becontree and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Becontree property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Becontree property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Becontree Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Becontree Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a retaining wall)

Becontree Homebuyer Reports a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To be able to determine the correct valuation the surveyor will take into account experience of property in Becontree and other considerations relating to the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like sales incentives.

Further Becontree conjectures like service connections, are made in addition to local environmental issues like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a

valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been informed that Becontree structures built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your Becontree Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like sticking window frames or minor wall cracks in the kitchen can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Becontree, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will your Surveyor examine on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Becontree that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Georgian buildings for example. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors frequently highlight defects for example, lateral pattern like cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems could be when moisture below DPCs that causes the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Remedying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Becontree and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Becontree property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Becontree property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Becontree Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Becontree Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a retaining wall)

Becontree Homebuyer Reports a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To be able to determine the correct valuation the surveyor will take into account experience of property in Becontree and other considerations relating to the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like sales incentives.

Further Becontree conjectures like service connections, are made in addition to local environmental issues like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a



valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been informed that Becontree structures built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your Becontree Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like sticking window frames or minor wall cracks in the kitchen can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Becontree, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will your Surveyor examine on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Becontree that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Georgian buildings for example. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors frequently highlight defects for example, lateral pattern like cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems could be when moisture below DPCs that causes the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Remedying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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