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  Mortgage Valuation
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Valuation
Property
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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Which Survey should I choose for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rush Green

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rush Green

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Rush Green) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option for non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rush Green

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Rush Green and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Rush Green property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you comprehensive details of the Rush Green property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rush Green House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Rush Green has been a concern. Is this a serious risk, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

In areas of clay soil, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the homes foundations and causing movement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a building close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous refuse disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveyors in Rush Green will find structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Havering Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor inspect the safety of the gas mains supply?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas related fixtures like fireplaces. Gas fittings however, won't be taken off. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Rush Green and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Rush Green property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you comprehensive details of the Rush Green property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rush Green House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Rush Green has been a concern. Is this a serious risk, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.



In areas of clay soil, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the homes foundations and causing movement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a building close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous refuse disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveyors in Rush Green will find structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Havering Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor inspect the safety of the gas mains supply?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas related fixtures like fireplaces. Gas fittings however, won't be taken off. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

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