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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 do I need for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Homerton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Homerton

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Homerton) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Homerton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Homerton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Homerton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Homerton property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Homerton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Homerton and are looking for a residence with stretcher bond walls. What suggestions can a Homerton property surveyor make? Does render make a difference?

Brick converted property in Homerton will be affected by various issues and defects. For example, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including CM Brickwork Solutions of The Manor/Manor Rd, Stockport, SK5 8AQ on 0161-425 4664.

A range of styles and techniques of brick building feature in construction throughout Homerton. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

If the Homerton surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we need to be aware of when planning to buy a home in Homerton in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to have knowledge of local issues and any connection they have with the property and its value. Property Prices will be greater owing to them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the building is possibly is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be commented on, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is concern white asbestos ceiling material in existence at the flat. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a deleterious material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows. .

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will note possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

For help on handling asbestos, Southern Asbestos Services Ltd, 17 Thornham Grove, Homerton, London, E15 1DN may be able to help - Call: 020 8616 5602

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Homerton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Homerton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Homerton property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Homerton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Homerton and are looking for a residence with stretcher bond walls. What suggestions can a Homerton property surveyor make? Does render make a difference?

Brick converted property in Homerton will be affected by various issues and defects. For example, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including CM Brickwork Solutions of The Manor/Manor Rd, Stockport, SK5 8AQ on 0161-425 4664.

A range of styles and techniques of brick building feature in construction throughout Homerton. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

If the Homerton surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Conservation area

Are there any factors we need to be aware of when planning to buy a home in Homerton in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to have knowledge of local issues and any connection they have with the property and its value. Property Prices will be greater owing to them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the building is possibly is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be commented on, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is concern white asbestos ceiling material in existence at the flat. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a deleterious material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows. .

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will note possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

For help on handling asbestos, Southern Asbestos Services Ltd, 17 Thornham Grove, Homerton, London, E15 1DN may be able to help - Call: 020 8616 5602

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