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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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What building survey is the correct choice for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mile End

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mile End

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Mile End) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mile End

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Mile End and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Mile End property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Mile End property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Mile End Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Mile End building will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a rebuilding cost as an integral part of the report. To ascertain the valuation your RICS valuer will take into account local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. state of repair. Surveyors also examine construction methods and draw upon key assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.

Additional local Mile End area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant Mile End environmental problems like nearby pubs, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can wet weather have on our new house? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Mile End and across the country, but rain and the effect it can have on Mile End property are ignored by property buyers. One indication that rainwater goods are blocked is spalling masonry, and may lead to damage to foundations. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that the basement floor was uneven, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. A builder should return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Mile End and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Mile End property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Mile End property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Mile End Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Mile End building will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a rebuilding cost as an integral part of the report. To ascertain the valuation your RICS valuer will take into account local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. state of repair. Surveyors also examine construction methods and draw upon key assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.

Additional local Mile End area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant Mile End environmental problems like nearby pubs, also being considered.



A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can wet weather have on our new house? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Mile End and across the country, but rain and the effect it can have on Mile End property are ignored by property buyers. One indication that rainwater goods are blocked is spalling masonry, and may lead to damage to foundations. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that the basement floor was uneven, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. A builder should return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

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