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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.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos and will the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example painted over ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in lagging.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP. On no account try to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Romford home survey. Surveyors will mention suspected asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Romford RICS surveyor investigate signs of flooding?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Romford and nationwide, is a serious concern for owners, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the Building Survey may advise on urgent repairs. The Building Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The residential surveyor may ask the agent if the house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor check the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

A surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas associated fixtures for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Any fittings however, won't be removed. The gas system won't be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer without delay.

Gas Safe Register firms in Romford include Cooks Plumbing & Heating of 17, Orchard Road, Romford, Essex Tel. 07968423662 and B W Plumbing of 31, Elm Road, Romford, Essex Tel. 07923022985.

The regulations require that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

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.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos and will the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example painted over ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in lagging.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP. On no account try to handle it yourself.



Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Romford home survey. Surveyors will mention suspected asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Romford RICS surveyor investigate signs of flooding?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Romford and nationwide, is a serious concern for owners, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the Building Survey may advise on urgent repairs. The Building Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The residential surveyor may ask the agent if the house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor check the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

A surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas associated fixtures for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Any fittings however, won't be removed. The gas system won't be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer without delay.

Gas Safe Register firms in Romford include Cooks Plumbing & Heating of 17, Orchard Road, Romford, Essex Tel. 07968423662 and B W Plumbing of 31, Elm Road, Romford, Essex Tel. 07923022985.

The regulations require that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

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