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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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Which Survey is right for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Wanstead

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Wanstead

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in New Wanstead) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Wanstead

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in New Wanstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the New Wanstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the New Wanstead property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a New Wanstead Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in New Wanstead, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Building Survey to include? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in New Wanstead can have unwanted consequences, with moisture changes in the soil and soil swelling being relatively common. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure, such as a sticking door in the lounge. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in New Wanstead include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a New Wanstead building will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the value of the property your independent surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the New Wanstead market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and draw upon other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further New Wanstead assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. Some types may be in building materials including water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in New Wanstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the New Wanstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the New Wanstead property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a New Wanstead Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in New Wanstead, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Building Survey to include? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in New Wanstead can have unwanted consequences, with moisture changes in the soil and soil swelling being relatively common. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure, such as a sticking door in the lounge. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in New Wanstead include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a New Wanstead building will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the value of the property your independent surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the New Wanstead market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and draw upon other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further New Wanstead assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. Some types may be in building materials including water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will offer advice.

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