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Home Buyers Survey in Houndsditch

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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 Houndsditch

    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 Houndsditch

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

    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 Houndsditch

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Houndsditch and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Houndsditch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Houndsditch property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Houndsditch House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Is this a major concern and are there any health risks?

Asbestos is a harmful material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types are found in the building materials for example acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to move it and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Houndsditch survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can be an issue for houses in Houndsditch. Does the Houndsditch HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Specific issues include soil swelling. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave, such as a difficult-to-open bathroom window. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Houndsditch, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I need to check out when intending to buy an extended house in Houndsditch inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Surveyors in Houndsditch need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any bearing may have with the property and its value. Property Prices are usually enhanced because of them being in their original state. However a large number have fallen into poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors can be expected to advise whether the building looks like it may be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Houndsditch Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unapproved developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported, however these should be investigated by your legal representative. Hunton & Williams are based in 30 St. Mary Axe, City of London, London, EC3A 8EP might be happy to help. Tel: 020 7220 5700

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a boundary wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Houndsditch building will include a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost. When calculating the property's value your independent surveyor will factor in experience of property in Houndsditch and other factors relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider construction methods and use key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Houndsditch area assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to Houndsditch environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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