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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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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

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

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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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Valuation
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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 Home Survey do I need for my planned property purchase in Houndsditch?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Houndsditch

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Houndsditch

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Houndsditch) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Houndsditch

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Houndsditch and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Houndsditch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Houndsditch property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Houndsditch House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence could be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by trees. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise

the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Scottish bond guidelines for upkeep for the Victorian property we're purchasing? Does brick decay faster in Houndsditch weather?

Brick-constructed properties in Houndsditch feature several advantages, but they can also be affected by both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from badly applied render to weathering. The surveyor in Houndsditch should report on these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Cable P & W G Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Carreg Yr Erryr/Fforchneol Row, Aberdare, CF44 6HD or 01685 879216.

For example, Monk bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Houndsditch properties. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Is this a major concern and are there any health risks?

Asbestos is a harmful material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types are found in the building materials for example acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to move it and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Houndsditch survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Houndsditch and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Houndsditch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Houndsditch property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Houndsditch House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence could be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by trees. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise



the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Scottish bond guidelines for upkeep for the Victorian property we're purchasing? Does brick decay faster in Houndsditch weather?

Brick-constructed properties in Houndsditch feature several advantages, but they can also be affected by both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from badly applied render to weathering. The surveyor in Houndsditch should report on these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Cable P & W G Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Carreg Yr Erryr/Fforchneol Row, Aberdare, CF44 6HD or 01685 879216.

For example, Monk bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Houndsditch properties. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Is this a major concern and are there any health risks?

Asbestos is a harmful material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types are found in the building materials for example acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to move it and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Houndsditch survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.

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