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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Plaistow

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Plaistow

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Plaistow) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Plaistow

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Plaistow and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Plaistow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Plaistow property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Plaistow House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I want to acquire it appeared that there is an old fuse board - does a surveyor write anything on the electrics?

When conducting a Home Survey in Plaistow your RICS surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair.

This should include a visual check of the accessible areas of the wiring on top of issues like checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. A check for the documents from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Plaistow. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the property should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor look into the safety of the gas flues?

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes for instance, in addition to gas related installations, for instance prefabricated flues. External covers however, won't be taken off. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Plaistow include Planned Solutions Limited of 265, Barking Road, London Tel. 07962481858 and Gas Solutions of 56, Thorngrove Road, London, . Tel. 07958688885.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can damp weather have on our new home in Plaistow? Will the RICS surveyor in Plaistow report on this? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be a hassle to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather damp weather and the effect it can have on a house are ignored by buyers. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are disregarded. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Plaistow and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Plaistow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Plaistow property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Plaistow House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I want to acquire it appeared that there is an old fuse board - does a surveyor write anything on the electrics?

When conducting a Home Survey in Plaistow your RICS surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair.

This should include a visual check of the accessible areas of the wiring on top of issues like checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. A check for the documents from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Plaistow. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the property should usually be part of the survey.



The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor look into the safety of the gas flues?

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes for instance, in addition to gas related installations, for instance prefabricated flues. External covers however, won't be taken off. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Plaistow include Planned Solutions Limited of 265, Barking Road, London Tel. 07962481858 and Gas Solutions of 56, Thorngrove Road, London, . Tel. 07958688885.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can damp weather have on our new home in Plaistow? Will the RICS surveyor in Plaistow report on this? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be a hassle to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather damp weather and the effect it can have on a house are ignored by buyers. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are disregarded. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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