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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 building survey should I pick for my prospective house purchase in North Ockendon?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Ockendon

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home made of standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Ockendon

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in North Ockendon) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Ockendon

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in North Ockendon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the North Ockendon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the North Ockendon property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a North Ockendon Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes generate high upkeep costs for owners? What issues should we be aware of?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Brown Woodkirk Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other

stones. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a building next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms including domestic refuse disposal. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include methane gas generation. Health concerns like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in North Ockendon will notice structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Havering Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am interested to buy, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, will a North Ockendon survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Survey in North Ockendon a qualified surveyor will typically report on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a hazardous condition. This should include a by sight inspection of exposed parts of the wiring in addition to things like reporting on the state of fixed electrical appliances, e.g. heaters or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in North Ockendon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the North Ockendon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the North Ockendon property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a North Ockendon Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes generate high upkeep costs for owners? What issues should we be aware of?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Brown Woodkirk Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other



stones. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a building next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms including domestic refuse disposal. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include methane gas generation. Health concerns like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in North Ockendon will notice structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Havering Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am interested to buy, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, will a North Ockendon survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Survey in North Ockendon a qualified surveyor will typically report on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a hazardous condition. This should include a by sight inspection of exposed parts of the wiring in addition to things like reporting on the state of fixed electrical appliances, e.g. heaters or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

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