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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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What Survey should I pick for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Woodford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Woodford

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in South Woodford) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Woodford

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in South Woodford and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the South Woodford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the South Woodford property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant South Woodford House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house in South Woodford. What can we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a South Woodford house may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for a serious infestation may include chemical treatment and destruction of tainted materials. The property surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Speak to an expert, e.g. 1st Call Essex Wasps (A Division of Essex Pest Control Ltd), 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London, E18 1AB on 0800 180 4676, for more detail.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be indications of an asbestos Fuse box concealed in the flat. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as textured coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in water tanks.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to break it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. They will mention suspected asbestos during the South Woodford survey and will inform you of the options.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 16th Century gatehouse. Will the structure's age be a problem?

Many purchasers plan to buy a home with character, such as a farmstead. Vernacular architecture, however, can create issues for homeowners. South Woodford homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your building surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in South Woodford and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the South Woodford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the South Woodford property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant South Woodford House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house in South Woodford. What can we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a South Woodford house may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for a serious infestation may include chemical treatment and destruction of tainted materials. The property surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.



Speak to an expert, e.g. 1st Call Essex Wasps (A Division of Essex Pest Control Ltd), 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London, E18 1AB on 0800 180 4676, for more detail.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be indications of an asbestos Fuse box concealed in the flat. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as textured coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in water tanks.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to break it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. They will mention suspected asbestos during the South Woodford survey and will inform you of the options.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 16th Century gatehouse. Will the structure's age be a problem?

Many purchasers plan to buy a home with character, such as a farmstead. Vernacular architecture, however, can create issues for homeowners. South Woodford homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your building surveyor for more information.

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