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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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What Home Survey should I select for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bow

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bow

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Bow) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bow

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bow and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Bow property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Bow property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Bow property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Bow Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a house proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial rubbish. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Bow will consider structural defects linked to the site. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database and Tower Hamlets Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Building Surveys on houses

Should we order the full structural survey when considering a neglected thirties bungalow in Bow rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Often called a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If contemplating the buying of an unusual house like an older house in Bow, this is now the right RICS survey to go for. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a 60 year old or less unmodified house built out of typical construction materials and methods. Subsequent to an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report is sent to the prospective purchaser summarising comprehensive and serious details on the materials used for the construction of the house. There are several limitations with any survey because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Bow building for example lifting up fitted carpets. The following table for a simple guide on what is and is not included.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated house in Bow.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just smooth type of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick that dries to an even finish. The effect is highly appealing and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bow Homebuyer Reports sometimes focus on any number of problems such as damp trapped under paint (assuming painted).

Another example of problems could be when water below flashings which results in detachment. Fixing problems with stucco may be costly as craftsmen are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bow and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Bow property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Bow property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Bow property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Bow Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a house proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial rubbish. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Bow will consider structural defects linked to the site. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database and Tower Hamlets Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Building Surveys on houses

Should we order the full structural survey when considering a neglected thirties bungalow in Bow rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Often called a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If contemplating the buying of an unusual house like an older house in Bow, this is now the right RICS survey to go for. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a 60 year old or less unmodified house built out of typical construction materials and methods. Subsequent to an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report is sent to the prospective purchaser summarising comprehensive and serious details on the materials used for the construction of the house. There are several limitations with any survey because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Bow building for example lifting up fitted carpets. The following table for a simple guide on what is and is not included.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated house in Bow.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just smooth type of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick that dries to an even finish. The effect is highly appealing and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bow Homebuyer Reports sometimes focus on any number of problems such as damp trapped under paint (assuming painted).

Another example of problems could be when water below flashings which results in detachment. Fixing problems with stucco may be costly as craftsmen are getting rarer.

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