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Valuation
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Valuation
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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 Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chigwell

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chigwell

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chigwell) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chigwell

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Chigwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Chigwell property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Chigwell property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Chigwell Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Chigwell, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by buyers in Chigwell who know that homes may be exposed to roof maintenance problems, such as mould. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the collar beams, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A local roofing specialist with solid references can provide a quote. Speak to Thompson Roofing of 1 Wedmore Av, Ilford, IG5 0XF on 07930 645705 for a quote.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor check the condition of the gas installations?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) where relevant, in addition to gas affiliated installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. Gas fittings won't actually be detached. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it can be deadly and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

House Prices

Is £240, 609 a reasonable price to be buying a property located in IG7 in Chigwell for and what things does a Chigwell surveyor take into account in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect house prices, for example anti social neighbours or the number of bathrooms. It is useful to look at prices recorded in the same area for similar flats. The mean flat price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £222, 709, which is £17, 900 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £364, 277. Foxburrows Court, 4, Sunnymede, Chigwell, Epping Forest, Essex, IG7 6DU a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £247, 500 .

The best way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. Your RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A professional surveyor will always attend the building in addition to allowing for the long list of location variables that have a bearing on house prices.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Chigwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Chigwell property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Chigwell property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Chigwell Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Chigwell, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by buyers in Chigwell who know that homes may be exposed to roof maintenance problems, such as mould. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the collar beams, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A local roofing specialist with solid references can provide a quote. Speak to Thompson Roofing of 1 Wedmore Av, Ilford, IG5 0XF on 07930 645705 for a quote.



Gas flame

Does a local surveyor check the condition of the gas installations?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) where relevant, in addition to gas affiliated installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. Gas fittings won't actually be detached. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it can be deadly and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

House Prices

Is £240, 609 a reasonable price to be buying a property located in IG7 in Chigwell for and what things does a Chigwell surveyor take into account in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect house prices, for example anti social neighbours or the number of bathrooms. It is useful to look at prices recorded in the same area for similar flats. The mean flat price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £222, 709, which is £17, 900 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £364, 277. Foxburrows Court, 4, Sunnymede, Chigwell, Epping Forest, Essex, IG7 6DU a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £247, 500 .

The best way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. Your RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A professional surveyor will always attend the building in addition to allowing for the long list of location variables that have a bearing on house prices.

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