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Home Buyers Survey in Wanstead Flats

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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 Wanstead Flats

    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 Wanstead Flats

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wanstead Flats) 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 Wanstead Flats

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Wanstead Flats

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Wanstead Flats and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Wanstead Flats property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Wanstead Flats property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Wanstead Flats House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to look out for when buying a house in Wanstead Flats near a conservation area?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Wanstead Flats surveyors must possess local knowledge of local issues and the bearing they have on the building. House prices will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas retaining original features. However many have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors are expected report if the planned purchase is or might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Wanstead Flats Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out during the legal process. Unsympathetic adjustments to the property may also be advised but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence is worth checking. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Wanstead Flats. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Other external areas of the property

In a Wanstead Flats HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

For a Wanstead Flats residential property, one issue is rot and insect damage to conservatory joists. Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made.