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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 Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Walthamstow

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walthamstow

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Walthamstow) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this option for non standard , for example granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walthamstow

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Walthamstow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Walthamstow property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Walthamstow property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Walthamstow Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor go into detail on the serviceability of the gas flues?

Yes. The RICS surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters for example, as well as gas related fixtures for example - chimney linings. A Walthamstow chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests on the system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Waltham Forest based local Gas Safe registered companies include Stephen Brome of 64, Warwick Road, Walthamstow, London Tel. 07956 306832 and British Heating of 9, Spencer Road, London Tel. 07780 665219.

Chimney stacks

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Walthamstow what could a Condition rating 3 mean for 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Possible defects are visually reviewed from ground level where appropriate. No chimney liner, for example, is included in Section E.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent each defect requires attention. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence might be worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil. Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Walthamstow surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Walthamstow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Walthamstow property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Walthamstow property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Walthamstow Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor go into detail on the serviceability of the gas flues?

Yes. The RICS surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters for example, as well as gas related fixtures for example - chimney linings. A Walthamstow chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests on the system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Waltham Forest based local Gas Safe registered companies include Stephen Brome of 64, Warwick Road, Walthamstow, London Tel. 07956 306832 and British Heating of 9, Spencer Road, London Tel. 07780 665219.



Chimney stacks

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Walthamstow what could a Condition rating 3 mean for 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Possible defects are visually reviewed from ground level where appropriate. No chimney liner, for example, is included in Section E.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent each defect requires attention. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence might be worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil. Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Walthamstow surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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