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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Laindon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Laindon

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Laindon) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Laindon

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Laindon and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Laindon property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Laindon property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Laindon House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

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

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent warned us that access to the roof of the building could be hard to organise - What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes will suffer bowing beams, among a range of other roofing issues. From decking to collar beams, every element of the roof should be reported on. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Laindon, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Laindon roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work. Contact Alpha Team Rubber Roofing of 21 Pound La Central, Laindon, Basildon, SS15 4EX on 07731 425665 to request an estimate.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a surveyor check any flood damage, or if other properties have been affected?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing steams can all result in extensive flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for houses and flats in flood-risk areas. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before any water damage happens. In addition, the survey report may advise on urgent repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The house surveyor may ask the residents if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Laindon and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Laindon property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Laindon property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Laindon House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

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

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent warned us that access to the roof of the building could be hard to organise - What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes will suffer bowing beams, among a range of other roofing issues. From decking to collar beams, every element of the roof should be reported on. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Laindon, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Laindon roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work. Contact Alpha Team Rubber Roofing of 21 Pound La Central, Laindon, Basildon, SS15 4EX on 07731 425665 to request an estimate.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a surveyor check any flood damage, or if other properties have been affected?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing steams can all result in extensive flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for houses and flats in flood-risk areas. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before any water damage happens. In addition, the survey report may advise on urgent repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The house surveyor may ask the residents if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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