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Valuation
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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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What property survey should I pick for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rainham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rainham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Rainham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rainham

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Rainham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Rainham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Rainham property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Rainham Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 16th Century cottage. What consequences will the structure's unusual construction have on maintenance?

Many buyers in Rainham plan to buy a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. The age of a structure, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Property built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Rainham's conservation areas, Traditional materials may be required. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent said subsidence might be an issue impacting the flat. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be rectified. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Rainham surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a home proximate to Ayletts Farm Quarry, Rainham near Warwick Lane and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous waste. A huge number of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in England and Wales including Rainham. Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Rainham surveyors will find structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Havering Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Rainham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Rainham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Rainham property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Rainham Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 16th Century cottage. What consequences will the structure's unusual construction have on maintenance?

Many buyers in Rainham plan to buy a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. The age of a structure, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Property built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Rainham's conservation areas, Traditional materials may be required. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent said subsidence might be an issue impacting the flat. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be rectified. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Rainham surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a home proximate to Ayletts Farm Quarry, Rainham near Warwick Lane and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous waste. A huge number of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in England and Wales including Rainham. Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Rainham surveyors will find structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Havering Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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