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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I would need to check out when intending to buy a home in Forest Gate inside a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local authority. Forest Gate surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the connection they have with the property. House prices will be enhanced which is down to the areas retaining original features. However a large number are falling into a state for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors will advise if the house is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Forest Gate Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are carried out by your solicitor. Unauthorised changes to the property will also be noted but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a home close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste material. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Forest Gate RICS surveyors will consider any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Waltham Forest Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Forest Gate - Will access to the roofing be problematic?

Forest Gate properties with no other major issues can often hide problems like ponding. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing specialist in Forest Gate.

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.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I would need to check out when intending to buy a home in Forest Gate inside a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local authority. Forest Gate surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the connection they have with the property. House prices will be enhanced which is down to the areas retaining original features. However a large number are falling into a state for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings



Surveyors will advise if the house is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Forest Gate Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are carried out by your solicitor. Unauthorised changes to the property will also be noted but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a home close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste material. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Forest Gate RICS surveyors will consider any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Waltham Forest Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Forest Gate - Will access to the roofing be problematic?

Forest Gate properties with no other major issues can often hide problems like ponding. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing specialist in Forest Gate.

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