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Valuation
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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 Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Epping

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Epping

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Epping) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Epping

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Epping and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Epping property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Epping property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Epping Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency period home in Epping that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to an even finish. The coating is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. It is very like plaster to apply. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Epping Home Buyers Suveys sometimes report any number of problems which might include trapped water resulting in the render failing. Other issues might be when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Remedying Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the seller's agent has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Slate. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues including cracks affect many stone-walled homes in Epping. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we want to move into it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Homebuyer Report in Epping report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Epping Home Survey a surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state of repair.

This should include a visual check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the accessible sections of the wiring in addition to areas like checking the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. storage radiators. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Epping. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the property will be part of the survey in Epping .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Epping and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Epping property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Epping property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Epping Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency period home in Epping that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to an even finish. The coating is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. It is very like plaster to apply. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Epping Home Buyers Suveys sometimes report any number of problems which might include trapped water resulting in the render failing. Other issues might be when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Remedying Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the seller's agent has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Slate. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues including cracks affect many stone-walled homes in Epping. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the home we want to move into it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Homebuyer Report in Epping report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Epping Home Survey a surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state of repair.

This should include a visual check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the accessible sections of the wiring in addition to areas like checking the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. storage radiators. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Epping. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the property will be part of the survey in Epping .

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