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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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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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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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What Survey should I pick for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Woodford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Woodford

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in South Woodford) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Woodford

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in South Woodford and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the South Woodford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the South Woodford property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant South Woodford House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in South Woodford, what are common defects Condition rating 3 impacting joinery and finishes?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. For a South Woodford property, one issue is loose or missing tiles. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components will be investigated.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this home in South Woodford might need repairs - what should we do? Are brick walls hard to repair?

South Woodford brick-walled homes can be affected by diverse problems. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Oxford Brickwork Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01865 865924 or 76 Abingdon Rd, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QW.

South Woodford home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods feature in construction throughout South Woodford. As an example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian home in South Woodford which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Usually it is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in South Woodford sometimes report defects such as moisture trapped beneath paint which cannot escape.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when moisture below windows that causes large areas of detachment. Re-covering problems can be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in South Woodford and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the South Woodford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the South Woodford property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant South Woodford House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in South Woodford, what are common defects Condition rating 3 impacting joinery and finishes?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. For a South Woodford property, one issue is loose or missing tiles. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components will be investigated.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this home in South Woodford might need repairs - what should we do? Are brick walls hard to repair?

South Woodford brick-walled homes can be affected by diverse problems. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Oxford Brickwork Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01865 865924 or 76 Abingdon Rd, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QW.

South Woodford home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods feature in construction throughout South Woodford. As an example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian home in South Woodford which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Usually it is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in South Woodford sometimes report defects such as moisture trapped beneath paint which cannot escape.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when moisture below windows that causes large areas of detachment. Re-covering problems can be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

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