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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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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chadwell St Mary

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chadwell St Mary

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chadwell St Mary) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chadwell St Mary

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Chadwell St Mary and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Chadwell St Mary property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chadwell St Mary property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chadwell St Mary Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Chadwell St Mary, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

One example issue could be leaking downspouts. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Chadwell St Mary, and can a Chadwell St Mary home surveyor look for indications of flood damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and the value of a property in Chadwell St Mary in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flooding occurs.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Chadwell St Mary home, such as via badly fitted air bricks. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Chadwell St Mary is worth checking. What subsidence information does the Chadwell St Mary HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Chadwell St Mary surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Chadwell St Mary and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Chadwell St Mary property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chadwell St Mary property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chadwell St Mary Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Chadwell St Mary, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

One example issue could be leaking downspouts. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Chadwell St Mary, and can a Chadwell St Mary home surveyor look for indications of flood damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and the value of a property in Chadwell St Mary in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flooding occurs.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Chadwell St Mary home, such as via badly fitted air bricks. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Chadwell St Mary is worth checking. What subsidence information does the Chadwell St Mary HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Chadwell St Mary surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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