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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tilbury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tilbury

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Tilbury) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tilbury

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Tilbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Tilbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Tilbury property, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Tilbury property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Tilbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're intending to purchase in Tilbury. Is there a flood risk, and will the RICS surveyor investigate flooding damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Tilbury home in Tilbury is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and the value of a home in Tilbury in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via seepage through walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The surveyor may ask the estate agent if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw a gap below the skirting board in the cellar when we last viewed the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks are noticeable in Summer which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand, gravel or chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. 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 what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a danger of blue asbestos textured coatings in the apartment. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos was not prohibited until the late nineties so homes constructed prior to 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a pernicious silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example shed roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in soil vent pipes. It is found all over the world including Canada. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a single fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace it and professional advice should be sought without delay. Removing it is expensive must always be completed by trained experts. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Tilbury survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos during the survey and will advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Tilbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Tilbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Tilbury property, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Tilbury property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Tilbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're intending to purchase in Tilbury. Is there a flood risk, and will the RICS surveyor investigate flooding damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Tilbury home in Tilbury is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and the value of a home in Tilbury in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via seepage through walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The surveyor may ask the estate agent if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw a gap below the skirting board in the cellar when we last viewed the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks are noticeable in Summer which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand, gravel or chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. 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 what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a danger of blue asbestos textured coatings in the apartment. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos was not prohibited until the late nineties so homes constructed prior to 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a pernicious silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example shed roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in soil vent pipes. It is found all over the world including Canada. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a single fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace it and professional advice should be sought without delay. Removing it is expensive must always be completed by trained experts. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Tilbury survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos during the survey and will advise accordingly.

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