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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leigh On Sea

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leigh On Sea

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Leigh On Sea) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leigh On Sea

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Leigh On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Leigh On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Leigh On Sea property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Leigh On Sea Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying an older property in Leigh On Sea? Will the age of the house be a concern?

Many buyers have considered buying a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. The age of a structure, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Leigh On Sea houses built with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your Leigh On Sea surveyor for more information.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Leigh On Sea. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we investigate during the survey?

Leigh On Sea property in otherwise fine condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, bad drainage. From the dormers to the roof battens, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The chartered surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Leigh On Sea roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work. Speak to Classic Roofing Contracts Ltd of 1 Edgecotts, Basildon, SS16 5SN on 01702 277072 for a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a house in Leigh On Sea. Can a Property Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Leigh On Sea surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Small areas of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Leigh On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Leigh On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Leigh On Sea property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Leigh On Sea Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying an older property in Leigh On Sea? Will the age of the house be a concern?

Many buyers have considered buying a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. The age of a structure, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Leigh On Sea houses built with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your Leigh On Sea surveyor for more information.



Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Leigh On Sea. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we investigate during the survey?

Leigh On Sea property in otherwise fine condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, bad drainage. From the dormers to the roof battens, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The chartered surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Leigh On Sea roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work. Speak to Classic Roofing Contracts Ltd of 1 Edgecotts, Basildon, SS16 5SN on 01702 277072 for a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a house in Leigh On Sea. Can a Property Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Leigh On Sea surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Small areas of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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