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Homebuyer
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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Ockendon

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Ockendon

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in South Ockendon) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Ockendon

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Ockendon and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the South Ockendon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the South Ockendon property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a South Ockendon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we would be advised to be wary of when intending to buy an extended house in South Ockendon near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in South Ockendon must have local knowledge of local factors and the effect they have with the building. The value of homes is generally significantly higher because of conservation areas retaining original features. However a growing number are falling into shoddy condition e.g. the removal front garden walls

RICS surveyors are trained to report if the planned purchase is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of a South Ockendon Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved changes to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues including spalling brick affect many stone-walled properties. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. Repair advice often includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this house is located on a flood plain. Is there a major flood risk? Would our home buyers survey look for signs of water damage?

Overflowing rivers, rain and tides can cause floods, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flood damage occurs. The survey report may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.An awareness of characteristics of the South Ockendon area likely to affect the South Ockendon home also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a survey report if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the South Ockendon home is at risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Ockendon and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the South Ockendon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the South Ockendon property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a South Ockendon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we would be advised to be wary of when intending to buy an extended house in South Ockendon near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in South Ockendon must have local knowledge of local factors and the effect they have with the building. The value of homes is generally significantly higher because of conservation areas retaining original features. However a growing number are falling into shoddy condition e.g. the removal front garden walls

RICS surveyors are trained to report if the planned purchase is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of a South Ockendon Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved changes to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal representative.



Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues including spalling brick affect many stone-walled properties. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. Repair advice often includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this house is located on a flood plain. Is there a major flood risk? Would our home buyers survey look for signs of water damage?

Overflowing rivers, rain and tides can cause floods, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flood damage occurs. The survey report may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.An awareness of characteristics of the South Ockendon area likely to affect the South Ockendon home also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a survey report if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the South Ockendon home is at risk.

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