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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.

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).

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to have the full structural survey when acquiring a shabby regency bungalow near Limehouse as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often called a Full Structural Survey by many, it is no longer available has actually been given a new moniker by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. This is the best survey when buying a modified property such as an unloved house in Limehouse. The report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) provides thorough and frequently critical advice about the property's condition along with any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this Limehouse house is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-walled Limehouse houses can experience diverse problems. This could be anything from vertical cracking to erosion. For example, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, SJL Bricklayers of 27 Freshwater Rd, London, SW17 9TH on 020 8767 4158.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks, to the rare, such shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

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.

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).

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to have the full structural survey when acquiring a shabby regency bungalow near Limehouse as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often called a Full Structural Survey by many, it is no longer available has actually been given a new moniker by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. This is the best survey when buying a modified property such as an unloved house in Limehouse. The report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) provides thorough and frequently critical advice about the property's condition along with any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this Limehouse house is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-walled Limehouse houses can experience diverse problems. This could be anything from vertical cracking to erosion. For example, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, SJL Bricklayers of 27 Freshwater Rd, London, SW17 9TH on 020 8767 4158.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks, to the rare, such shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

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