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Homebuyer
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Building
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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chingford Hatch

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chingford Hatch

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chingford Hatch) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chingford Hatch

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Chingford Hatch and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Chingford Hatch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Chingford Hatch property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Chingford Hatch House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property in Chingford Hatch with Forest of Dean stone walls. Are there specific defects to consider?

From Farmington Stone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built homes can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am intending to acquire it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Chingford Hatch survey write anything on the electrics?

During a Chingford Hatch Home Survey a RICS surveyor should comment on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a dangerous state of repair. A Home surveyor will also give detail on concerns such as if there are residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence is a concern impacting the home. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence issues does the Chingford Hatch Surveyor report on?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Inside the property, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Chingford Hatch and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Chingford Hatch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Chingford Hatch property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Chingford Hatch House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property in Chingford Hatch with Forest of Dean stone walls. Are there specific defects to consider?

From Farmington Stone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built homes can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.



Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am intending to acquire it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Chingford Hatch survey write anything on the electrics?

During a Chingford Hatch Home Survey a RICS surveyor should comment on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a dangerous state of repair. A Home surveyor will also give detail on concerns such as if there are residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence is a concern impacting the home. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence issues does the Chingford Hatch Surveyor report on?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Inside the property, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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