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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Old Ford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Old Ford

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Old Ford) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Old Ford

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Old Ford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Old Ford property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Old Ford property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Old Ford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Will the Old Ford Building Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Old Ford buyers, with shrinking of clay soil and soil swelling being relatively common. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as minor wall cracks in the bathroom. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks along the cellar ceiling, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

We are intend to be investing in a flat in Old Ford (E3). The asking price is £294, 022. What things does the RICS surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Old Ford ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on house prices, for example the homes proximity to contaminated land or whether the home is landlocked. It is useful to put side by side flat values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The average flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £290, 522, which is £3, 500 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The combined house/flat average was £347, 342. 19, Locton Green, London, Tower Hamlets, Greater London, E3 2LP a leasehold flat recently sold for £120, 000 .

In order for you to get a formal house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as a core component. Your RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

The surveyor should attend the site as well as considering the myriad of area variables affecting property prices.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Old Ford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Old Ford property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Old Ford property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Old Ford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Will the Old Ford Building Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Old Ford buyers, with shrinking of clay soil and soil swelling being relatively common. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as minor wall cracks in the bathroom. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks along the cellar ceiling, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

We are intend to be investing in a flat in Old Ford (E3). The asking price is £294, 022. What things does the RICS surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Old Ford ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on house prices, for example the homes proximity to contaminated land or whether the home is landlocked. It is useful to put side by side flat values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The average flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £290, 522, which is £3, 500 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The combined house/flat average was £347, 342. 19, Locton Green, London, Tower Hamlets, Greater London, E3 2LP a leasehold flat recently sold for £120, 000 .

In order for you to get a formal house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as a core component. Your RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

The surveyor should attend the site as well as considering the myriad of area variables affecting property prices.

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