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Home Buyers Survey in Upper Walthamstow

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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upper Walthamstow

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upper Walthamstow

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Upper Walthamstow) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upper Walthamstow

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upper Walthamstow and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Upper Walthamstow property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Upper Walthamstow property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Upper Walthamstow House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Upper Walthamstow - What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Upper Walthamstow could feature roofing problems, such as. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A Upper Walthamstow builder with professional accreditation can provide a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a home in Upper Walthamstow. Can my Upper Walthamstow HomeBuyer Report consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for property owners. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Upper Walthamstow property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Upper Walthamstow surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.