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Building
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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Romford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Romford

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Romford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Romford

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Romford and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Romford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Romford property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Romford House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Romford include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Romford property will contain a valuation and will also include a Reinstatement Cost. To ascertain the correct valuation the surveyor will use local property market knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: state of repair. Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and draw upon other assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any significant legal problems e.g. no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local area assumptions, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like railways, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Romford property built in the late 30s, but it has clay foundations. Will your HomeBuyer Report look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Romford can have unwanted consequences, with severe changes in the water table level and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss 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. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to a difficult-to-open bedroom window. There is a real benefit in booking a Romford surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Romford, what warnings would a surveyor in Romford give for homes with rat-trap bond walls?

Brick-walled Romford homes can be subject to a range of defects. This could be anything from sulphate attack to frost damaged pointing. Such defects will be discussed in the report. One problem often found is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Exeter Pointing may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 48 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3SR or 0845-272 5905.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Romford and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Romford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Romford property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Romford House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Romford include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Romford property will contain a valuation and will also include a Reinstatement Cost. To ascertain the correct valuation the surveyor will use local property market knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: state of repair. Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and draw upon other assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there is an absence of any significant legal problems e.g. no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..



Additional local area assumptions, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like railways, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Romford property built in the late 30s, but it has clay foundations. Will your HomeBuyer Report look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Romford can have unwanted consequences, with severe changes in the water table level and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss 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. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to a difficult-to-open bedroom window. There is a real benefit in booking a Romford surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Romford, what warnings would a surveyor in Romford give for homes with rat-trap bond walls?

Brick-walled Romford homes can be subject to a range of defects. This could be anything from sulphate attack to frost damaged pointing. Such defects will be discussed in the report. One problem often found is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Exeter Pointing may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 48 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3SR or 0845-272 5905.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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