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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Waltham Forest

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Waltham Forest

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Waltham Forest) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Waltham Forest

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Waltham Forest and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Waltham Forest property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Waltham Forest property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Waltham Forest Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

We are shortly to be purchasing an investment property in Waltham Forest (E17). The vendor is asking £288, 784. What things does a Waltham Forest surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Waltham Forest ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on property values for instance whether there are any restrictive covenants or whether the home is landlocked. It may help to compare with prices achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £261, 984, which is £26, 800 less than the price you are intending to pay.

The average factoring in houses and flats was £241, 630. 13, Aubrey Road, London, Waltham Forest, Greater London, E17 4SL a semi detached property was purchased for £317, 500 .

The best way to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

A RICS chartered surveyor should go to the home in addition to factoring in any other location variables that can affect house prices.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the Waltham Forest building we plan to buy. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Scare stories about property vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as termites as minor annoyances. 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, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal of infected furniture. If you believe termites, or any pest, may be present, request that your Waltham Forest surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Waltham Forest house or flat, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. One example would be any visible cracks on the chimney stack. Chimney stacks are visually inspected from ground level if access to the roof cannot be arranged.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Waltham Forest and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Waltham Forest property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Waltham Forest property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Waltham Forest Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

We are shortly to be purchasing an investment property in Waltham Forest (E17). The vendor is asking £288, 784. What things does a Waltham Forest surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Waltham Forest ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on property values for instance whether there are any restrictive covenants or whether the home is landlocked. It may help to compare with prices achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £261, 984, which is £26, 800 less than the price you are intending to pay.



The average factoring in houses and flats was £241, 630. 13, Aubrey Road, London, Waltham Forest, Greater London, E17 4SL a semi detached property was purchased for £317, 500 .

The best way to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

A RICS chartered surveyor should go to the home in addition to factoring in any other location variables that can affect house prices.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the Waltham Forest building we plan to buy. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Scare stories about property vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as termites as minor annoyances. 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, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal of infected furniture. If you believe termites, or any pest, may be present, request that your Waltham Forest surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Waltham Forest house or flat, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. One example would be any visible cracks on the chimney stack. Chimney stacks are visually inspected from ground level if access to the roof cannot be arranged.

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