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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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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
Homebuyer
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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Ockendon

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Ockendon

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in South Ockendon) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Ockendon

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Cherry Tree Drive, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Ockendon and which one is cheaper?

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

If the South Ockendon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the South Ockendon property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a South Ockendon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) semi detached home in South Ockendon.

Stucco is a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco render is applied to underlying red brick hardens to an even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian houses. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in South Ockendon sometimes detail any number of problems which can include trapped water leading to damp problems. Other issues may include attack from sulphates absorbed from underlying brickwork. Re-coating problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Window frame

On a South Ockendon HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1, but regular upkeep may still be required.

In South Ockendon, an example may be a rotted sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos was not banned until the late nineties therefore homes constructed earlier than that date may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials e.g. rain water goods.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in gutters. Most of it was sourced from South Africa. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos can be dear but absolutely must be completed by trained experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. They will mention suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Ockendon and which one is cheaper?

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

If the South Ockendon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the South Ockendon property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a South Ockendon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) semi detached home in South Ockendon.

Stucco is a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco render is applied to underlying red brick hardens to an even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian houses. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in South Ockendon sometimes detail any number of problems which can include trapped water leading to damp problems. Other issues may include attack from sulphates absorbed from underlying brickwork. Re-coating problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.



Window frame

On a South Ockendon HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1, but regular upkeep may still be required.

In South Ockendon, an example may be a rotted sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos was not banned until the late nineties therefore homes constructed earlier than that date may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials e.g. rain water goods.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in gutters. Most of it was sourced from South Africa. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos can be dear but absolutely must be completed by trained experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. They will mention suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

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