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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 Home Survey should I select for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chingford

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chingford

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Chingford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chingford

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Chingford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Chingford property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Chingford property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Chingford Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas appliances?

Your local surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas (and oil heaters) where relevant, in addition to gas affiliated fittings, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. Fittings however, won't be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to look out for when purchasing a period property in Chingford near a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local factors and the bearing they have with the building. Property Prices are typically higher due to them retaining their original character. However many of them are falling into have fallen into a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will inform you whether the building looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of a Chingford Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic modifications to the building will also be reported, however these should be concern for your legal adviser. Hoxtons Solicitors are a local firm situated at 159a Station Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 6AG and should be prepared to help. Tel: 02085237841

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In a Chingford HomeBuyer Report, what might a Condition rating 3 mean for roof coverings?

Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. Such issues can have a significant impact on a residence's value. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

In Chingford, an example may be discolouration of an asphalt roof. Flat and sloping roofs will be reviewed, provided that access is possible.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Chingford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Chingford property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Chingford property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Chingford Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas appliances?

Your local surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas (and oil heaters) where relevant, in addition to gas affiliated fittings, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. Fittings however, won't be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .



Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to look out for when purchasing a period property in Chingford near a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local factors and the bearing they have with the building. Property Prices are typically higher due to them retaining their original character. However many of them are falling into have fallen into a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will inform you whether the building looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of a Chingford Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic modifications to the building will also be reported, however these should be concern for your legal adviser. Hoxtons Solicitors are a local firm situated at 159a Station Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 6AG and should be prepared to help. Tel: 02085237841

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In a Chingford HomeBuyer Report, what might a Condition rating 3 mean for roof coverings?

Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. Such issues can have a significant impact on a residence's value. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

In Chingford, an example may be discolouration of an asphalt roof. Flat and sloping roofs will be reviewed, provided that access is possible.

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