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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upton Park

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upton Park

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Upton Park) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey for unconventional , for example box frame construction or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upton Park

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Upton Park

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Upton Park and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Upton Park property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Upton Park property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Upton Park House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could heavy rain have on our new building in Upton Park? We're concerned about replacement costs.

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on homes is usually overlooked by buyers. One indication that downspouts are at risk is damp stains around drainage. Blocked rainwater goods can result in staining of wallpaper and damp.

Whether buying in Upton Park or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where not maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor report on the safety of the gas flues?

The local surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fittings for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). Any fittings won't actually be taken off. Gas can be fatal, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations require that all landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Upton Park property and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Will a Upton Park Home Buyers Survey look into this?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Upton Park home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Upton Park surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Upton Park and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Upton Park property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Upton Park property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Upton Park House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could heavy rain have on our new building in Upton Park? We're concerned about replacement costs.

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on homes is usually overlooked by buyers. One indication that downspouts are at risk is damp stains around drainage. Blocked rainwater goods can result in staining of wallpaper and damp.

Whether buying in Upton Park or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where not maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.



Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor report on the safety of the gas flues?

The local surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fittings for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). Any fittings won't actually be taken off. Gas can be fatal, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations require that all landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Upton Park property and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Will a Upton Park Home Buyers Survey look into this?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Upton Park home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Upton Park surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

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