HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Loughton

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Loughton

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Loughton Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Loughton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Loughton

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Loughton) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Loughton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

Reviews

Loughton Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Loughton Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Loughton

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Torrington Drive, Loughton, Essex, IG10

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Selby Grove, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5

Home Buyers Survey Loughton

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Loughton and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Loughton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Loughton property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Loughton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will my Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Loughton.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a type of solid render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Specialists say that it is similar to plaster or mortar in its constituency. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Loughton commonly discover defects which can include trapped moisture resulting in damp problems.

Another example of problems may be when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence has been a problem affecting the flat. Is this a serious risk, and what solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Additionally, most homes in Loughton are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes create more problems for purchasers? Which major potential issues should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Loughton can vary, deteriorating mortar being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes in Loughton, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Loughton and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Loughton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Loughton property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Loughton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will my Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Loughton.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really a type of solid render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Specialists say that it is similar to plaster or mortar in its constituency. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Loughton commonly discover defects which can include trapped moisture resulting in damp problems.

Another example of problems may be when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence has been a problem affecting the flat. Is this a serious risk, and what solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Additionally, most homes in Loughton are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes create more problems for purchasers? Which major potential issues should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Loughton can vary, deteriorating mortar being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes in Loughton, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote