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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 Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Canvey Island

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Canvey Island

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Canvey Island) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Canvey Island

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Canvey Island and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Canvey Island property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Canvey Island property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Canvey Island Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be a danger of asbestos pipe lagging concealed in the property. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos was not completely banned until the late 90's and homes built earlier than then may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. painted over ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in lagging. The main origins of asbestos were Canada.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. Getting rid of it will probably be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by experts. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Canvey Island building survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

House Prices

There is a property in the centre of SS8 on for £140, 650. What different issues will your RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Canvey Island ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect property values for example the existence of damp or the amount of light it receives. You can try to set against the prices of flat achieved in Canvey Island at the same time for comparable properties. The average flat price recorded between July and October in 2012 was £123, 450, which is £17, 200 less than £140, 650. The house/flat average was £167, 426. Hamilton Court, 120, Flat 3, Long Road, Canvey Island, Castle Point, Essex, SS8 0JN sold for £139, 000 .

The most cost effective way for you to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional qualified surveyor will always go to the property in addition to factoring in the myriad of things affecting property values.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Canvey Island and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Canvey Island property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Canvey Island property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Canvey Island Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be a danger of asbestos pipe lagging concealed in the property. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos was not completely banned until the late 90's and homes built earlier than then may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. painted over ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in lagging. The main origins of asbestos were Canada.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. Getting rid of it will probably be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by experts. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Canvey Island building survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos and should recommend professional testing.



House Prices

There is a property in the centre of SS8 on for £140, 650. What different issues will your RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Canvey Island ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect property values for example the existence of damp or the amount of light it receives. You can try to set against the prices of flat achieved in Canvey Island at the same time for comparable properties. The average flat price recorded between July and October in 2012 was £123, 450, which is £17, 200 less than £140, 650. The house/flat average was £167, 426. Hamilton Court, 120, Flat 3, Long Road, Canvey Island, Castle Point, Essex, SS8 0JN sold for £139, 000 .

The most cost effective way for you to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional qualified surveyor will always go to the property in addition to factoring in the myriad of things affecting property values.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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