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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.

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

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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
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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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Old Ford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Old Ford

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Old Ford) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Old Ford

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers 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 on a home in Old Ford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Old Ford property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Old Ford property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Old Ford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks along the cellar ceiling, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. 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. 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.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the RICS surveyor consider indications of water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Old Ford and across the country, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for houses and flats in flood-risk areas. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including seepage through external walls. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood warnings were found for Old Ford.

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco regency home in Old Ford that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just a kind of render. Typically it is applied to brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is highly beautiful and is found on Regency houses. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors frequently show issues e.g. moisture trapped under paint coatings. Other issues could be when water gets in beneath sills which causes the render detaching. Re-applying problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Old Ford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Old Ford property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Old Ford property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Old Ford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks along the cellar ceiling, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. 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. 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.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the RICS surveyor consider indications of water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Old Ford and across the country, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for houses and flats in flood-risk areas. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including seepage through external walls. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood warnings were found for Old Ford.

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco regency home in Old Ford that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just a kind of render. Typically it is applied to brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is highly beautiful and is found on Regency houses. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors frequently show issues e.g. moisture trapped under paint coatings. Other issues could be when water gets in beneath sills which causes the render detaching. Re-applying problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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