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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 building survey should I select for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Forest Gate

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Forest Gate

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Forest Gate) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for non standard property such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Forest Gate

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Forest Gate and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Forest Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Forest Gate property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Forest Gate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Forest Gate include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Forest Gate property will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. When calculating an accurate value estimate the valuer will take into account local Forest Gate market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Forest Gate conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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Does the qualified surveyor look into the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

A will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the meter location/position where relevant, as well as gas connected installations e.g. chimney breasts or flues. The Forest Gate RICS chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings nor will they carry out any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings of any type, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to opt for a full structural survey if buying a defective fifties home in Forest Gate instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically (incorrectly) called a Structural Survey, this survey is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been given a new moniker by RICS and the proper name is actually now the Building Survey. If you are contemplating the buying of a modified Forest Gate home e.g. a dilapidated house, the Building Survey is the most suitable survey. The formal report will typically give thorough and far-reaching professional advice on the property's standard of construction and repair as well as any defects a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. There will be certain restrictions with a property survey because your surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Forest Gate property e.g. removing secured panels. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) will also be checked out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Forest Gate and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Forest Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Forest Gate property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Forest Gate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Forest Gate include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Forest Gate property will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. When calculating an accurate value estimate the valuer will take into account local Forest Gate market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Forest Gate conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor look into the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

A will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the meter location/position where relevant, as well as gas connected installations e.g. chimney breasts or flues. The Forest Gate RICS chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings nor will they carry out any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings of any type, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to opt for a full structural survey if buying a defective fifties home in Forest Gate instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically (incorrectly) called a Structural Survey, this survey is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been given a new moniker by RICS and the proper name is actually now the Building Survey. If you are contemplating the buying of a modified Forest Gate home e.g. a dilapidated house, the Building Survey is the most suitable survey. The formal report will typically give thorough and far-reaching professional advice on the property's standard of construction and repair as well as any defects a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. There will be certain restrictions with a property survey because your surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Forest Gate property e.g. removing secured panels. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) will also be checked out.

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