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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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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Waltham Abbey

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Waltham Abbey

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Waltham Abbey) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Waltham Abbey

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Waltham Abbey and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Waltham Abbey property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Waltham Abbey property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Waltham Abbey Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet conditions have on a building, and does our Waltham Abbey chartered surveyor mention it? Could damaged downspouts lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rainfall can have on Waltham Abbey houses is ignored. If you have only seen the residence in dry conditions, problems are unlikely to be visible. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the early 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Will your Waltham Abbey House Survey look into this?

Whether a home was built in 17012 or 20012, factors as varied as insect infestation or wet rot can create high maintenance costs for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the Waltham Abbey house we're buying, but we are not certain - Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your chartered surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Waltham Abbey and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Waltham Abbey property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Waltham Abbey property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Waltham Abbey Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet conditions have on a building, and does our Waltham Abbey chartered surveyor mention it? Could damaged downspouts lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rainfall can have on Waltham Abbey houses is ignored. If you have only seen the residence in dry conditions, problems are unlikely to be visible. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the early 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Will your Waltham Abbey House Survey look into this?

Whether a home was built in 17012 or 20012, factors as varied as insect infestation or wet rot can create high maintenance costs for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the Waltham Abbey house we're buying, but we are not certain - Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your chartered surveyor.

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