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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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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.

House Prices

I am planning to purchase a property in E18, being marketed for £243, 055. What different issues will your South Woodford RICS chartered surveyor allow for in the process of a survey ?

There are many factors which could affect house prices from living on flood plain to the amount of accommodation it offers. It may help to set against prices achieved in South Woodford at the same time for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £224, 255, which is £18, 800 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £346, 789. 59B, Pulteney Road, London, Redbridge, Greater London, E18 1PR a leasehold flat recently sold for £115, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. A surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this home in South Woodford might need repairs - what should we do? Are brick walls hard to repair?

South Woodford brick-walled homes can be affected by diverse problems. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Oxford Brickwork Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01865 865924 or 76 Abingdon Rd, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QW.

South Woodford home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods feature in construction throughout South Woodford. As an example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a maisonette proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: non-hazardous waste disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health concerns such as birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

South Woodford RICS surveyors will notice structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Redbridge Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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.

House Prices

I am planning to purchase a property in E18, being marketed for £243, 055. What different issues will your South Woodford RICS chartered surveyor allow for in the process of a survey ?

There are many factors which could affect house prices from living on flood plain to the amount of accommodation it offers. It may help to set against prices achieved in South Woodford at the same time for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £224, 255, which is £18, 800 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £346, 789. 59B, Pulteney Road, London, Redbridge, Greater London, E18 1PR a leasehold flat recently sold for £115, 000 .



The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. A surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this home in South Woodford might need repairs - what should we do? Are brick walls hard to repair?

South Woodford brick-walled homes can be affected by diverse problems. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Oxford Brickwork Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01865 865924 or 76 Abingdon Rd, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QW.

South Woodford home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods feature in construction throughout South Woodford. As an example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a maisonette proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: non-hazardous waste disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health concerns such as birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

South Woodford RICS surveyors will notice structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Redbridge Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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