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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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What property survey should I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Canning Town

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Canning Town

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Canning Town) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Canning Town

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Canning Town and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Canning Town property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Canning Town property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Canning Town Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we spend a bit more on the full structural survey when considering a modified sixties home in Canning Town over a HomeBuyer Report?

Often still referred to as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available as it has been given a new name by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. When intending to buy an altered home like an older Canning Town house, Building Survey is now the most appropriate survey to choose to complete. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough site survey of any accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be delivered to the client going through any serious advice in relation to the condition of the house. There are a few no go areas with any survey to bear in mind because a local surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Canning Town building for example removing secured panels.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the seller's agent has informed us that it has been constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there any problems that need to be investigated?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Problems which impact stone-built property in Canning Town can vary greatly, with issues like efflorescence being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the advent of Portland cement made lime mortar. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building mentioned that the had been issues with rotten beams - Will access to the loft be hard to organise?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. A large number of properties can be blighted by damage to the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the ceiling joists. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Canning Town, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in Canning Town will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Canning Town, but it is a health and safety necessity. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Canning Town contractor a quote for any suggested work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Canning Town and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Canning Town property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Canning Town property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Canning Town Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we spend a bit more on the full structural survey when considering a modified sixties home in Canning Town over a HomeBuyer Report?

Often still referred to as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available as it has been given a new name by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. When intending to buy an altered home like an older Canning Town house, Building Survey is now the most appropriate survey to choose to complete. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough site survey of any accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be delivered to the client going through any serious advice in relation to the condition of the house. There are a few no go areas with any survey to bear in mind because a local surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Canning Town building for example removing secured panels.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the seller's agent has informed us that it has been constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there any problems that need to be investigated?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Problems which impact stone-built property in Canning Town can vary greatly, with issues like efflorescence being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the advent of Portland cement made lime mortar. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building mentioned that the had been issues with rotten beams - Will access to the loft be hard to organise?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. A large number of properties can be blighted by damage to the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the ceiling joists. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Canning Town, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in Canning Town will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Canning Town, but it is a health and safety necessity. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Canning Town contractor a quote for any suggested work.

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