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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 Whitechapel

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitechapel

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Whitechapel) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitechapel

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Whitechapel and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Whitechapel property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Whitechapel property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Whitechapel House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an old converted stable. Will the building's age be a concern?

Many buyers hope to own a home with character. A property's age, however, can worry purchasers, and Structures employing traditional methods can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. This can be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Whitechapel and are looking for a house with Fletton brick. What advice would a surveyor in Whitechapel give?

Brick structures show signs of several common problems. One serious matter is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact several local builders for quotes, including SJL Bricklayers of 27 Freshwater Rd, London, SW17 9TH on 020 8767 4158.

Buyers in Whitechapel should consider that a number of styles have been used across the country for centuries. As an example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E4' refer to?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. Note that concealed elements will not be considered, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Undulating brick walls, for example, is included in Section E.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Whitechapel and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Whitechapel property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Whitechapel property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Whitechapel House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an old converted stable. Will the building's age be a concern?

Many buyers hope to own a home with character. A property's age, however, can worry purchasers, and Structures employing traditional methods can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. This can be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Whitechapel and are looking for a house with Fletton brick. What advice would a surveyor in Whitechapel give?

Brick structures show signs of several common problems. One serious matter is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Contact several local builders for quotes, including SJL Bricklayers of 27 Freshwater Rd, London, SW17 9TH on 020 8767 4158.

Buyers in Whitechapel should consider that a number of styles have been used across the country for centuries. As an example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E4' refer to?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. Note that concealed elements will not be considered, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Undulating brick walls, for example, is included in Section E.

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