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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upper Walthamstow

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property made of standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upper Walthamstow

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Upper Walthamstow) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upper Walthamstow

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upper Walthamstow and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Upper Walthamstow property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Upper Walthamstow property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Upper Walthamstow House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Upper Walthamstow building but are worried about pests. Will a RICS surveyor look into this?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Upper Walthamstow. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to insect infestation can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with ants, or any pest, speak to your chartered surveyor

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Upper Walthamstow - What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Upper Walthamstow could feature roofing problems, such as. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A Upper Walthamstow builder with professional accreditation can provide a quote.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we conduct the full structural survey if purchasing a doer-upper regency property in Upper Walthamstow as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often called the Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and has actually been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional Upper Walthamstow property, for example a dilapidated house - this is the correct selection of survey. The survey gives comprehensive and often serious professional advice on the homes condition along with any needs for future maintenance after a thorough inspection.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upper Walthamstow and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Upper Walthamstow property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Upper Walthamstow property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Upper Walthamstow House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Upper Walthamstow building but are worried about pests. Will a RICS surveyor look into this?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Upper Walthamstow. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to insect infestation can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with ants, or any pest, speak to your chartered surveyor



Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Upper Walthamstow - What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Upper Walthamstow could feature roofing problems, such as. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A Upper Walthamstow builder with professional accreditation can provide a quote.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we conduct the full structural survey if purchasing a doer-upper regency property in Upper Walthamstow as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often called the Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and has actually been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional Upper Walthamstow property, for example a dilapidated house - this is the correct selection of survey. The survey gives comprehensive and often serious professional advice on the homes condition along with any needs for future maintenance after a thorough inspection.

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