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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hornchurch

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hornchurch

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hornchurch) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional e.g. wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hornchurch

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hornchurch and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hornchurch property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Hornchurch property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Hornchurch House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be an issue for houses in Hornchurch. Can the Hornchurch Property Survey investigate this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Hornchurch buyers. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. 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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Hornchurch - What advice would the RICS surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for Hornchurch buyers. Homes throughout Hornchurch could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like sagging beams. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing specialist in Hornchurch with a recommendation from a friend or family member can provide a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a danger of an asbestos fireplace at the house. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in ceiling boards. Technically all forms including white are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to disturb it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Hornchurch home survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hornchurch and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hornchurch property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Hornchurch property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Hornchurch House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be an issue for houses in Hornchurch. Can the Hornchurch Property Survey investigate this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Hornchurch buyers. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. 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.



Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Hornchurch - What advice would the RICS surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for Hornchurch buyers. Homes throughout Hornchurch could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like sagging beams. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing specialist in Hornchurch with a recommendation from a friend or family member can provide a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a danger of an asbestos fireplace at the house. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in ceiling boards. Technically all forms including white are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to disturb it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Hornchurch home survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

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