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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 building survey should I pick for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bromley By Bow

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bromley By Bow

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bromley By Bow) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bromley By Bow

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bromley By Bow and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bromley By Bow property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Bromley By Bow property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Bromley By Bow Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees e.g legal fees)

A Homebuyer Report on a Bromley By Bow property will contain a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To work out the property's value the surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Bromley By Bow market and other things relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Your Bromley By Bow surveyor will also consider construction type and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there being no major problems. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.

Additional local area assumptions, like issues with access, are made as well as any significant Bromley By Bow environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will a Bromley By Bow House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. Signs like sticking window frames or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we want to move into, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Bromley By Bow survey write anything on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Home Survey in Bromley By Bow a RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor state.

This should include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection of the accessible areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as concerns such as checking the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report be conducted every ten years (5 if letting). To get advice on domestic electrical systems call B J Electrical , 64 Kirkstead Rd, Carlisle, CA2 7RD .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bromley By Bow and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bromley By Bow property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Bromley By Bow property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Bromley By Bow Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees e.g legal fees)

A Homebuyer Report on a Bromley By Bow property will contain a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To work out the property's value the surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Bromley By Bow market and other things relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Your Bromley By Bow surveyor will also consider construction type and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there being no major problems. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.

Additional local area assumptions, like issues with access, are made as well as any significant Bromley By Bow environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will a Bromley By Bow House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. Signs like sticking window frames or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we want to move into, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Bromley By Bow survey write anything on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Home Survey in Bromley By Bow a RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor state.

This should include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection of the accessible areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as concerns such as checking the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report be conducted every ten years (5 if letting). To get advice on domestic electrical systems call B J Electrical , 64 Kirkstead Rd, Carlisle, CA2 7RD .

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