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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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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.

Chimney stacks

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

In Hornchurch, an example may be no capillary break on the chimney cap. Elements of the property reviewed by Section E are reviewed by eye from the ground as necessary. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Elements of the Hornchurch home which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1, but regular upkeep may still be required.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the house I expect to acquire I saw that there is an old fuse board - will the Hornchurch surveyor report on electrical system condition?

When carrying out a Hornchurch Home Buyers Survey your surveyor will make a note on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include an overview or check of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as inspecting the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or if there is an on-peak/off-peak supply. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Hornchurch.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. In general, homes in Hornchurch are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will clear away soil which supports the structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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.

Chimney stacks

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

In Hornchurch, an example may be no capillary break on the chimney cap. Elements of the property reviewed by Section E are reviewed by eye from the ground as necessary. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Elements of the Hornchurch home which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1, but regular upkeep may still be required.

Shocking Electrics


When I visited the house I expect to acquire I saw that there is an old fuse board - will the Hornchurch surveyor report on electrical system condition?

When carrying out a Hornchurch Home Buyers Survey your surveyor will make a note on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include an overview or check of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as inspecting the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or if there is an on-peak/off-peak supply. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Hornchurch.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. In general, homes in Hornchurch are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will clear away soil which supports the structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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