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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Havering

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Havering

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Havering) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Havering

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Havering and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Havering property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Havering property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Havering Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Havering and spotted wall cracks in the sitting room. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly wider at the top than at the bottom. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Building Surveys on flats 1

We are investing in a un-loved Victorian flat property - is it necessary to upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as the Building Survey. It is the best property survey when purchasing an altered home like a neglected flat in Havering. This non prescribed format of report can give comprehensive and often crucial information on the flats standard of construction and repair in conjunction with any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. Additionally flats often add complexity. - so the surveyor can only check the flat itself, though the surveyor may also outline information about other sections of the property such as evidence of movement to the building. For more details and a survey comparison look at here.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there is concern white asbestos cement at the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be removed?

Worries relating to asbestos are common. Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption qualities and it may be found in wall panelling. Most asbestos was imported from Canada. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Removing it asbestos will be costly must always be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Havering and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Havering property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Havering property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Havering Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Havering and spotted wall cracks in the sitting room. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly wider at the top than at the bottom. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.



Building Surveys on flats 1

We are investing in a un-loved Victorian flat property - is it necessary to upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as the Building Survey. It is the best property survey when purchasing an altered home like a neglected flat in Havering. This non prescribed format of report can give comprehensive and often crucial information on the flats standard of construction and repair in conjunction with any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. Additionally flats often add complexity. - so the surveyor can only check the flat itself, though the surveyor may also outline information about other sections of the property such as evidence of movement to the building. For more details and a survey comparison look at here.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there is concern white asbestos cement at the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be removed?

Worries relating to asbestos are common. Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption qualities and it may be found in wall panelling. Most asbestos was imported from Canada. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Removing it asbestos will be costly must always be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

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