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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 Home Survey should I select for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upminster

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upminster

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Upminster) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upminster

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Upminster and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Upminster property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Upminster property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Upminster Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage)

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost". In order to determine the value of the property the valuer will take into account awareness of the Upminster property market and other factors relating to the property for instance: general condition. Your Upminster surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon key assumptions like no significant problems. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings.

Further Upminster assumptions, like issues with access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to disturb it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Upminster Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. What advice would the Upminster house surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. A large number of properties may be exposed to issues with the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the rafters to the wind braces. Factors like badly installed felting are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like thatching, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A contractor in Upminster with accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Upminster and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Upminster property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Upminster property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Upminster Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage)

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost". In order to determine the value of the property the valuer will take into account awareness of the Upminster property market and other factors relating to the property for instance: general condition. Your Upminster surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon key assumptions like no significant problems. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings.

Further Upminster assumptions, like issues with access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to disturb it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Upminster Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. What advice would the Upminster house surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. A large number of properties may be exposed to issues with the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the rafters to the wind braces. Factors like badly installed felting are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like thatching, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A contractor in Upminster with accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

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