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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 you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Waltham Abbey

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Waltham Abbey

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Waltham Abbey) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Waltham Abbey

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Waltham Abbey

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Waltham Abbey and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Waltham Abbey property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Waltham Abbey property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Waltham Abbey Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a converted Edwardian cottage home in Waltham Abbey - do I need to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now reclassified as the Building Survey. If you are intending to buy an unconventional property e.g. a period house - this is the best home survey to opt for. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a post fifties unmodified home of conventional construction materials and methods. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the house, the RICS surveyors report will be forwarded to the prospective purchaser detailing comprehensive and critical professional advice concerning the construction materials used on the house.

There are certain no go areas with the survey because a local surveyor cannot, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Waltham Abbey property such as removing loft contents. The following article for further information on the differences between surveys.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Waltham Abbey house with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the home surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Homes in Waltham Abbey with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof like. From valley gutters to purlins, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacing rotten rafters or soffits, 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. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Waltham Abbey roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency semi detached home in Waltham Abbey.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually just dense render. Usually it is layered over red brick hardens to an even finish. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Regency buildings. It may have lime in it in addition to plant fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Waltham Abbey surveyors commonly highlight any number of problems e.g. trapped water leading to problems with damp requiring costly repairs. Other potential problems could involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of bricks. Re-covering problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Waltham Abbey and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Waltham Abbey property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Waltham Abbey property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Waltham Abbey Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a converted Edwardian cottage home in Waltham Abbey - do I need to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now reclassified as the Building Survey. If you are intending to buy an unconventional property e.g. a period house - this is the best home survey to opt for. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a post fifties unmodified home of conventional construction materials and methods. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the house, the RICS surveyors report will be forwarded to the prospective purchaser detailing comprehensive and critical professional advice concerning the construction materials used on the house.

There are certain no go areas with the survey because a local surveyor cannot, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Waltham Abbey property such as removing loft contents. The following article



for further information on the differences between surveys.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Waltham Abbey house with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the home surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Homes in Waltham Abbey with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof like. From valley gutters to purlins, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacing rotten rafters or soffits, 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. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Waltham Abbey roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency semi detached home in Waltham Abbey.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually just dense render. Usually it is layered over red brick hardens to an even finish. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Regency buildings. It may have lime in it in addition to plant fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Waltham Abbey surveyors commonly highlight any number of problems e.g. trapped water leading to problems with damp requiring costly repairs. Other potential problems could involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of bricks. Re-covering problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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