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Home Buyers Survey in Leyton

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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 Leyton

    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 Leyton

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

    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 Leyton

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Leyton and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Leyton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Leyton property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Leyton Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Leyton RICS surveyor investigate water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a property will be secure against flooding damage; sensible owners and home buyers in Leyton are right to consider precautions. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.An awareness of characteristics of the Leyton area likely to affect the property in Leyton also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the chartered surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property in Leyton is at risk.

In the region of Leyton, the Tidal River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water status at 08:25 on 1/01/13 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Accurate as of 04/01/13

House Prices

I would like to buy a house in E10, being marketed for £296, 976. What things does a surveyor consider when carrying out a RICS valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues which could affect house prices from the legality of extensions to the number and size of bedrooms at the home. It may help to put side by side house prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £270, 476, which is £26, 500 less than the amount you are paying. The house/flat average was £236, 701. 8, Matlock Road, London, Waltham Forest, Greater London, E10 6BW a semi detached property sold for £317, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an independent house valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Leyton property will contain a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate your surveyor will use area knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: accommodation. The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like pig farms, 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.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a house with Wooton stone walls. Are there any major issues that we should be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

There are several of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled homes in Leyton. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Leyton are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify 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.