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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Canary Wharf

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Canary Wharf

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Canary Wharf) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Canary Wharf

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Canary Wharf and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Canary Wharf property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Canary Wharf property's condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Canary Wharf Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a pernicious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, not to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Canary Wharf home survey. However they will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence might be a problem impacting the property. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top. In serious weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Canary Wharf.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a kind of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian houses for example. it can be prone to defect and Canary Wharf surveyors sometimes show any number of problems for example, moisture trapped under paint (assuming painted)

Another example of problems may be when water gets in below windows that results in the render detaching. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Canary Wharf and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Canary Wharf property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Canary Wharf property's condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Canary Wharf Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a pernicious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, not to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.



Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Canary Wharf home survey. However they will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence might be a problem impacting the property. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top. In serious weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Canary Wharf.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a kind of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian houses for example. it can be prone to defect and Canary Wharf surveyors sometimes show any number of problems for example, moisture trapped under paint (assuming painted)

Another example of problems may be when water gets in below windows that results in the render detaching. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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