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Valuation
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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hackney

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hackney

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hackney) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hackney

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Hackney property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Hackney Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can cause problems for buildings in Hackney. Can we expect the Building Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil can create several issues for house owners. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to sticking window frames. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain

clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Hackney property will include a professional valuation and a cost of reinstatement. In order to determine the value of the property your chartered surveyor will call upon experience of property in Hackney and other factors relating to the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use key assumptions such as there being no major problems. 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.

Further area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a property. Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Hackney home may not be asked by the lawyer. This danger should be taken seriously. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Hackney property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Hackney Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can cause problems for buildings in Hackney. Can we expect the Building Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil can create several issues for house owners. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to sticking window frames. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain



clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Hackney property will include a professional valuation and a cost of reinstatement. In order to determine the value of the property your chartered surveyor will call upon experience of property in Hackney and other factors relating to the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use key assumptions such as there being no major problems. 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.

Further area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a property. Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Hackney home may not be asked by the lawyer. This danger should be taken seriously. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

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