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Home Buyers Survey in East Beckton

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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 East Beckton

    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 East Beckton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in East Beckton) 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

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    Property Valuation Report in East Beckton

    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 East Beckton

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in East Beckton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the East Beckton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the East Beckton property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a East Beckton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor consider on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in East Beckton.

Stucco is actually a kind of smooth solid render. Normally it is layered over brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly beautiful and was often found on Victorian homes. it can be problematic and East Beckton surveyors can highlight issues for instance damp trapped beneath paint which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues. Other issues might be when dampness enters under DPCs which causes the render detaching. Re-coating Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to have a full structural survey if purchasing a doer-upper regency home near East Beckton as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often described as a Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer offered as it has been given a new title by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. When looking into purchasing an unusual East Beckton property such as an unloved house, this is now the correct choice. A RICS Building Survey portrays thorough and important professional advice concerning the property's construction materials as well as any defects, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the house.

. Permanent outside buildings will also be surveyed as part of the process.

Stone block wall damage

Can York stone-built properties be a challenge. Are there specific defects to consider?

From Spynie Sandstone to Waddington Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built houses in East Beckton can vary greatly, with issues like mould being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses in East Beckton, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This often needs repointing. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a "reinstatement cost". In order to determine an accurate value estimate your surveyor will refer to awareness of the East Beckton property market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also examine construction methods and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further East Beckton assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to East Beckton environmental issues like the property being underneath a flight path, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Defective door frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect can a Condition rating 2 have on 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work where keys are available, but not forced open. Generally, the security offer by these doors will be reported on. Cracked door glass is one defect applicable to this section.

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I am meaning to lease, it looked like there is an old fuse board , will a Homebuyer Report in East Beckton write anything on electrical system condition?

When carrying out a Home Survey in East Beckton the RICS surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor should also focus on things like checking the external installations e.g. out houses with a power supply or any external power sockets. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in East Beckton. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate that a periodic test need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in East Beckton and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls. Is this a severe concern, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Cracks to a living room floor surface are a plain indication of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.