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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Which Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chadwell St Mary

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chadwell St Mary

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chadwell St Mary) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chadwell St Mary

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Chadwell St Mary and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Chadwell St Mary property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chadwell St Mary property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chadwell St Mary Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Chadwell St Mary. What will we need to take notice of when buying an older property? Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Some buyers in Chadwell St Mary would be interested in owning property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner, and Chadwell St Mary houses built with traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could create disruption for new owners.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Chadwell St Mary is worth checking. What subsidence information does the Chadwell St Mary HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Chadwell St Mary surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos pipe lagging insulation at the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be removed?

Asbestos was not banned until the late 90's so properties built earlier than then may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a noxious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example paper lining. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in painted over ceilings. It was primarily mined in Canada. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to remove the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of it may be expensive but absolutely must be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. Your Chadwell St Mary surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Chadwell St Mary and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Chadwell St Mary property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chadwell St Mary property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chadwell St Mary Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Chadwell St Mary. What will we need to take notice of when buying an older property? Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Some buyers in Chadwell St Mary would be interested in owning property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner, and Chadwell St Mary houses built with traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could create disruption for new owners.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


I have heard that subsidence in Chadwell St Mary is worth checking. What subsidence information does the Chadwell St Mary HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Chadwell St Mary surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos pipe lagging insulation at the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be removed?

Asbestos was not banned until the late 90's so properties built earlier than then may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a noxious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example paper lining. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in painted over ceilings. It was primarily mined in Canada. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to remove the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of it may be expensive but absolutely must be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. Your Chadwell St Mary surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

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