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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leytonstone

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leytonstone

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Leytonstone) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for unconventional such as thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leytonstone

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Leytonstone and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Leytonstone property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Leytonstone property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Leytonstone Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1975-built apartment in Leytonstone and found that the cellar door frame was skewed. What subsidence information does the Leytonstone property survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed more easily than you might expect. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from 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 Leytonstone surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Leytonstone and are looking for a 20s property built with rat-trap bond walls. What directions can a Leytonstone property surveyor offer?

Brick-built Leytonstone buildings do benefit from many advantages over structures built with irregular stone. Unfortunately, they also be affected by both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from sulphate attack to weathering. Your surveyor in Leytonstone should report on these, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. An especially severe issue is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Dax Brickwork Contractors Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01634 686855 or 11b/Sherwood House/Walderslade Centre/Walderslade Rd, Chatham, ME5 9UD.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern.

If the Leytonstone surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. One example would be too few roof drains. The drainage system is inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report defects in the sewer system.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Leytonstone and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Leytonstone property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Leytonstone property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Leytonstone Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1975-built apartment in Leytonstone and found that the cellar door frame was skewed. What subsidence information does the Leytonstone property survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed more easily than you might expect. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from 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 Leytonstone surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Leytonstone and are looking for a 20s property built with rat-trap bond walls. What directions can a Leytonstone property surveyor offer?

Brick-built Leytonstone buildings do benefit from many advantages over structures built with irregular stone. Unfortunately, they also be affected by both minor and serious issues. This could be anything from sulphate attack to weathering. Your surveyor in Leytonstone should report on these, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. An especially severe issue is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Dax Brickwork Contractors Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01634 686855 or 11b/Sherwood House/Walderslade Centre/Walderslade Rd, Chatham, ME5 9UD.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern.

If the Leytonstone surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. One example would be too few roof drains. The drainage system is inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report defects in the sewer system.

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