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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Snaresbrook

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Snaresbrook

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Snaresbrook) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Snaresbrook

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Snaresbrook and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Snaresbrook property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Snaresbrook property's general condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Snaresbrook Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may wet weather have on a building in Snaresbrook? Could it affect the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Snaresbrook and across the country, but rain and the effect it can have on Snaresbrook buildings are often overlooked. If you have only been to the house in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage are blocked include spalling masonry. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to fix, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that there is a 13mm gap between the kitchen wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Snaresbrook Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Most homes in Snaresbrook are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify because the issues which a Snaresbrook surveyor will seek to find could quite easily be as the result of several factors. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would be advised to verify when intending to buy a converted house in Snaresbrook near a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have knowledge of local issues and the connection may have on the property. House prices will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of them retaining their original character. However a growing number have fallen into poor condition for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are expected report whether the building might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Snaresbrook Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented modifications to the building will also be advised, however these should be investigated by the lawyer. Links Legal Solicitors are a local firm situated at 42 Redbridge Lane East, Redbridge, London, IG4 5EX will be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 020 8551 0999

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Snaresbrook and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Snaresbrook property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Snaresbrook property's general condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Snaresbrook Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may wet weather have on a building in Snaresbrook? Could it affect the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Snaresbrook and across the country, but rain and the effect it can have on Snaresbrook buildings are often overlooked. If you have only been to the house in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage are blocked include spalling masonry. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to fix, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


We found that there is a 13mm gap between the kitchen wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Snaresbrook Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Most homes in Snaresbrook are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify because the issues which a Snaresbrook surveyor will seek to find could quite easily be as the result of several factors. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would be advised to verify when intending to buy a converted house in Snaresbrook near a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have knowledge of local issues and the connection may have on the property. House prices will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of them retaining their original character. However a growing number have fallen into poor condition for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are expected report whether the building might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Snaresbrook Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented modifications to the building will also be advised, however these should be investigated by the lawyer. Links Legal Solicitors are a local firm situated at 42 Redbridge Lane East, Redbridge, London, IG4 5EX will be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 020 8551 0999

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