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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 building survey should I select for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Woolwich

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Woolwich

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in North Woolwich) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Woolwich

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in North Woolwich and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the North Woolwich property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the North Woolwich property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant North Woolwich House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should damp weather have on a building? Will the property surveyor report on this?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on houses are not given the attention it deserves.

Signs that drainage are at risk include rusted iron elements. This could then result in penetrating damp.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to repair. If disregarded, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Other external areas of the property

On a North Woolwich HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but this may not be urgent. An example defect for this is mechanical damage to a conservatory roof. Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties built with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Are there specific potential issues to consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including mould. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes in North Woolwich, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in North Woolwich and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the North Woolwich property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the North Woolwich property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant North Woolwich House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should damp weather have on a building? Will the property surveyor report on this?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on houses are not given the attention it deserves.

Signs that drainage are at risk include rusted iron elements. This could then result in penetrating damp.



The good news is that these defects are generally easy to repair. If disregarded, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Other external areas of the property

On a North Woolwich HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but this may not be urgent. An example defect for this is mechanical damage to a conservatory roof. Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties built with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Are there specific potential issues to consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including mould. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes in North Woolwich, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

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