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Homebuyer
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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 Home Survey do I need for my planned property purchase in Houndsditch?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Houndsditch

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Houndsditch

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Houndsditch) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Houndsditch

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Houndsditch and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Houndsditch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Houndsditch property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Houndsditch House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I need to check out when intending to buy an extended house in Houndsditch inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Surveyors in Houndsditch need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any bearing may have with the property and its value. Property Prices are usually enhanced because of them being in their original state. However a large number have fallen into poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors can be expected to advise whether the building looks like it may be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Houndsditch Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unapproved developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported, however these should be investigated by your legal representative. Hunton & Williams are based in 30 St. Mary Axe, City of London, London, EC3A 8EP might be happy to help. Tel: 020 7220 5700

Stone block wall damage

Will a home with stone walls cause problems? Which issues should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues including deteriorating bedding affect many stone-walled properties in Houndsditch. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

For more details, contact a Houndsditch expert. Beauty Stones, 10-12 Wentworth St, London, E1 7TF (Tel: 020 7377 1511), for example, could assist.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to upgrade to the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a extended townhouse?

Albeit periodically (incorrectly) referred to as Full Structural Surveys by house buyers the correct term for this type of survey is now Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a post fifties unmodified house of typical construction materials. The Building Survey is the suitable choice for the house mentioned. Once a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts a written report (digital and written copy) will be forwarded to the purchaser setting out comprehensive and serious insight in relation to the construction of the house. There will be certain limitations with any survey as a surveyor wont be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Houndsditch building for example removing the contents of cupboards.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Houndsditch and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Houndsditch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Houndsditch property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Houndsditch House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I need to check out when intending to buy an extended house in Houndsditch inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Surveyors in Houndsditch need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any bearing may have with the property and its value. Property Prices are usually enhanced because of them being in their original state. However a large number have fallen into poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors can be expected to advise whether the building looks like it may be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Houndsditch Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unapproved developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported, however these should be investigated by your legal representative. Hunton & Williams are based in 30 St. Mary Axe, City of London, London, EC3A 8EP might be happy to help. Tel: 020 7220 5700



Stone block wall damage

Will a home with stone walls cause problems? Which issues should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues including deteriorating bedding affect many stone-walled properties in Houndsditch. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

For more details, contact a Houndsditch expert. Beauty Stones, 10-12 Wentworth St, London, E1 7TF (Tel: 020 7377 1511), for example, could assist.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to upgrade to the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a extended townhouse?

Albeit periodically (incorrectly) referred to as Full Structural Surveys by house buyers the correct term for this type of survey is now Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a post fifties unmodified house of typical construction materials. The Building Survey is the suitable choice for the house mentioned. Once a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts a written report (digital and written copy) will be forwarded to the purchaser setting out comprehensive and serious insight in relation to the construction of the house. There will be certain limitations with any survey as a surveyor wont be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Houndsditch building for example removing the contents of cupboards.

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