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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.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • 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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

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

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in Woodford

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  • RICS surveyors in Woodford
From £225
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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodford

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Woodford) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodford

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Property Valuation Report
    Dorchester Court, Buckingham Road, South Woodford, E18

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Pulteney Road, London, E18

Home Buyers Survey Woodford

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Woodford and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Woodford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Woodford property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Woodford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests - Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Woodford. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a home near to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include complex organic chemicals. Health problems like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Woodford surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Redbridge Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the apartment. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. Many homes in Woodford are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Woodford and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Woodford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Woodford property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Woodford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests - Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Woodford. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.



Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a home near to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include complex organic chemicals. Health problems like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Woodford surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Redbridge Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the apartment. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. Many homes in Woodford are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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