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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

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  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
in Canning Town

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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What property survey should I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Canning Town

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Canning Town

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Canning Town) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Canning Town

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Canning Town and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Canning Town property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Canning Town property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Canning Town Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Canning Town and saw evidence of cracks along one external wall. What subsidence information does the Canning Town property survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older buildings cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior

walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Canning Town properties at risk, and does a Canning Town surveyor inquire into flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Flooding in Canning Town can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and the value of a house in Canning Town in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The alert level for the The Lower River Lee from Hoddesdon to Canning Town including, Cheshunt, Enfield, Edmonton, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Hackney, Stratford and West Ham., near to Canning Town of 'No warnings', was recently set by the Environment Agency at 11:25 on 27 Jan 2009.

*4th Jan 2013

Building Surveys on houses

Should we spend a bit more on the full structural survey when considering a modified sixties home in Canning Town over a HomeBuyer Report?

Often still referred to as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available as it has been given a new name by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. When intending to buy an altered home like an older Canning Town house, Building Survey is now the most appropriate survey to choose to complete. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough site survey of any accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be delivered to the client going through any serious advice in relation to the condition of the house. There are a few no go areas with any survey to bear in mind because a local surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Canning Town building for example removing secured panels.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Canning Town and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Canning Town property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Canning Town property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Canning Town Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Canning Town and saw evidence of cracks along one external wall. What subsidence information does the Canning Town property survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older buildings cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior



walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Canning Town properties at risk, and does a Canning Town surveyor inquire into flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Flooding in Canning Town can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and the value of a house in Canning Town in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The alert level for the The Lower River Lee from Hoddesdon to Canning Town including, Cheshunt, Enfield, Edmonton, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Hackney, Stratford and West Ham., near to Canning Town of 'No warnings', was recently set by the Environment Agency at 11:25 on 27 Jan 2009.

*4th Jan 2013

Building Surveys on houses

Should we spend a bit more on the full structural survey when considering a modified sixties home in Canning Town over a HomeBuyer Report?

Often still referred to as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available as it has been given a new name by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. When intending to buy an altered home like an older Canning Town house, Building Survey is now the most appropriate survey to choose to complete. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough site survey of any accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be delivered to the client going through any serious advice in relation to the condition of the house. There are a few no go areas with any survey to bear in mind because a local surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Canning Town building for example removing secured panels.

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