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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wanstead

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wanstead

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wanstead) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for unconventional , for example thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wanstead

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wanstead and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Wanstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations on the Wanstead property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Wanstead property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Wanstead House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What problems will my Wanstead Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Wanstead.

Stucco is really just a specific type of render. Usually it is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Wanstead can highlight issues such as dampness trapped beneath paint. Other potential problems may be when water gets in under windows that results in large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the old property, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the house's roof be time consuming to arrange?

This is a common concern for buyers in Wanstead. Many residential properties could unfortunately be experiencing roof maintenance problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormers to the tie beams, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as laying tar paper or felt) 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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a sixties house I am interested to buy it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, does a the surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Wanstead Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state. A Chartered surveyor is required to possible problems relating to things like where to find the meter.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the building should usually form part of the survey. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey in Wanstead .

The IEE strongly advise that a periodic test be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wanstead and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Wanstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations on the Wanstead property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Wanstead property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Wanstead House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What problems will my Wanstead Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Wanstead.

Stucco is really just a specific type of render. Usually it is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Wanstead can highlight issues such as dampness trapped beneath paint. Other potential problems may be when water gets in under windows that results in large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the old property, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the house's roof be time consuming to arrange?

This is a common concern for buyers in Wanstead. Many residential properties could unfortunately be experiencing roof maintenance problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormers to the tie beams, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as laying tar paper or felt) 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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a sixties house I am interested to buy it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, does a the surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Wanstead Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state. A Chartered surveyor is required to possible problems relating to things like where to find the meter.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the building should usually form part of the survey. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey in Wanstead .

The IEE strongly advise that a periodic test be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

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