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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Thurrock

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Thurrock

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in West Thurrock) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as granite wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Thurrock

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in West Thurrock and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the West Thurrock property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the West Thurrock property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant West Thurrock House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of brown asbestos boiler cupboard being found in property. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos was not prohibited until the late 90's therefore property built before 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials e.g. central heating flues.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs. The main origins of asbestos were the US.

All forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to disturb it and expert advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of asbestos

may be expensive must always be completed by trained experts. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos during the West Thurrock survey and should suggest further investigation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a West Thurrock home with a loft conversion. What does the West Thurrock surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This often causes anxiety for home buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many residential properties could feature issues with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from collar beams to slates. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, 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. A West Thurrock builder with a good reference can provide a quote. Call Bestin Roofing Ltd of 11 Diamond Close/Chafford, Grays, RM16 6PU on 01375 414142 for an estimate.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 19th Century cottage. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some purchasers would be interested in owning property with real personality. A property's age, however, can concern buyers, and West Thurrock structures showcasing traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may create disruption for new owners. Contact your building surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in West Thurrock and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the West Thurrock property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the West Thurrock property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant West Thurrock House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of brown asbestos boiler cupboard being found in property. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos was not prohibited until the late 90's therefore property built before 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials e.g. central heating flues.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs. The main origins of asbestos were the US.

All forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to disturb it and expert advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of asbestos



may be expensive must always be completed by trained experts. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos during the West Thurrock survey and should suggest further investigation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a West Thurrock home with a loft conversion. What does the West Thurrock surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This often causes anxiety for home buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many residential properties could feature issues with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from collar beams to slates. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, 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. A West Thurrock builder with a good reference can provide a quote. Call Bestin Roofing Ltd of 11 Diamond Close/Chafford, Grays, RM16 6PU on 01375 414142 for an estimate.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 19th Century cottage. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some purchasers would be interested in owning property with real personality. A property's age, however, can concern buyers, and West Thurrock structures showcasing traditional methods can be a drain to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may create disruption for new owners. Contact your building surveyor for further advice.

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