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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Limehouse

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Limehouse

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Limehouse) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard e.g. cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Limehouse

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Limehouse and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Limehouse property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Limehouse property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Limehouse Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older coast house in Limehouse. Will the age of the property be a concern?

Many buyers in Limehouse would like to own a home with character. For houses in Limehouse built before the 20th Century, age, however, can worry purchasers. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Limehouse, and will the property surveyor inquire into any flood damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are at risk of floods, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Limehouse home in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including loose patio doors.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames riverside from the Thames Barrier to Putney Bridge, near Limehouse, to 'No warnings'.

*Data correct 04/01/2013

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the period property we expect to move into it appeared that there is an old fuse board - will a surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in Limehouse the RICS surveyor should usually remark on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. This will include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the open areas of the wiring or fusebox and other issues like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Limehouse.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Limehouse and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Limehouse property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Limehouse property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Limehouse Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older coast house in Limehouse. Will the age of the property be a concern?

Many buyers in Limehouse would like to own a home with character. For houses in Limehouse built before the 20th Century, age, however, can worry purchasers. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Limehouse, and will the property surveyor inquire into any flood damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are at risk of floods, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Limehouse home in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including loose patio doors.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames riverside from the Thames Barrier to Putney Bridge, near Limehouse, to 'No warnings'.

*Data correct 04/01/2013

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the period property we expect to move into it appeared that there is an old fuse board - will a surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in Limehouse the RICS surveyor should usually remark on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. This will include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the open areas of the wiring or fusebox and other issues like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Limehouse.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

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