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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bethnal Green

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bethnal Green

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bethnal Green) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bethnal Green

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Bethnal Green and which one 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 Bethnal Green property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bethnal Green property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Bethnal Green Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example pipe insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in paper lining.

All forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. Your Bethnal Green surveyor should report on suspected asbestos and should offer advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the vendor has suggested that it has been built with Kentish Rag stone. What should we be particularly aware of?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Cromwell Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues including algae affect many stone-walled houses in Bethnal Green.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

External walls

In a Bethnal Green HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Cracks in brick walls is one example. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a property. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Bethnal Green house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Bethnal Green and which one 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 Bethnal Green property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bethnal Green property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Bethnal Green Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example pipe insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in paper lining.

All forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. Your Bethnal Green surveyor should report on suspected asbestos and should offer advice.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the vendor has suggested that it has been built with Kentish Rag stone. What should we be particularly aware of?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Cromwell Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Issues including algae affect many stone-walled houses in Bethnal Green.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

External walls

In a Bethnal Green HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Cracks in brick walls is one example. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a property. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Bethnal Green house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

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