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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.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Plaistow, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the house or flat in question will need some work. This may not be urgent, however.

They are visually inspected. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Clogged downspouts is one example.

Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in Plaistow, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the building survey search for any flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Plaistow and across the country. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Havering, Barking and Dagenham, and Newham, near Plaistow, to 'No warnings' on 5/12/08.

*04/01/2013

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in Plaistow and the seller's agent has informed us that it has been constructed with West Cornwall granite. Are there any factors that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Problems which impact stone-built Plaistow homes can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

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.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Plaistow, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the house or flat in question will need some work. This may not be urgent, however.

They are visually inspected. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Clogged downspouts is one example.



Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in Plaistow, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the building survey search for any flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Plaistow and across the country. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Havering, Barking and Dagenham, and Newham, near Plaistow, to 'No warnings' on 5/12/08.

*04/01/2013

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in Plaistow and the seller's agent has informed us that it has been constructed with West Cornwall granite. Are there any factors that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Problems which impact stone-built Plaistow homes can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

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