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Top tips for a Canvey Island Home Buyers Survey

Canvey island has for much of its history been given over mainly to agriculture, with settlement only rapidly expanding as late as the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was developed as a seaside resort and industry started to move in. Therefore properties there mostly only date back to the Victorian period but most of the housing is 20th century stock built at various stages. There are also a number of new build developments.

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Local Authority Searches are excellent for checking if any material changes or upgrades to a property you're looking to buy received the correct planning permission and building control sign-off from the local authority if this is relevant.
A recent such survey taken out for a property in Grove Road, Benfleet, SS7 1JH revealed that planning permission had been received for the conversion of a hipped roof to the gable end with a hipped bonnet creating a bedroom in the roof and flat roof rear dormer. Additionally there were building control records for an NICEIC (electrical) record for a new consumer unit and for replacement windows and doors.

This kind of information is invaluable for your conveyancer to raise enquiries if any information is clearly missing and means they can form meaningful enquiries on your behalf and pursue these in order to create you a robust report on title.
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in Inchbonnie Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5FG. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.
Getting a HomeBuyer Report is an excellent way to provide invaluable information regarding suspicions of potential defects in a property you're looking to buy.

A recent such Level II RICS defect survey bought for a property in Poors Lane, Hadeigh, Benfleet SS7 2LN revealed that the surveyor's damp meter indicate minor/isolated dampnessto the main bedroom right hand side front corner wall and they recommended that the fitting of a French drain around the perimeter outside might alleviate this.

The surveyor also noted that there was minor dampness to the kitchen wall by the vent a high level which was likely to be caused by the chimney stack but that this would require further investigation by a reputable building contractor to confirm.
These kind of observations are crucial not only in your decision as a potential buyer as to whether to proceed or perhaps bargain for a reduction in price from the vendor, but also for your solicitor to raise further enquiries.

Essex.pngEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.

Listed Building Surveyors Canvey Island

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Canvey Island. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Canvey Island


Canvey Island Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Castle Point Borough Council at Kiln Rd, Benfleet SS7 1TF, telephone 01895 250 111, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Canvey Island

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Southend-on-Sea, Hadleigh, South Benfleet, Basildon, Fobbing, Corringham and Stanford-le-Hope.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Canvey Island. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Canvey Island we'll be able to give you the detailed Canvey Island HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.

Home Buyers Survey Canvey Island

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Atherstone Road, SS8 7DD
  • Larup Avenue, SS8 8AD
  • Falbro Crescent, SS7 2SE
  • High Road, SS7 5HA
  • New Park Road, SS7 5UR

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Canvey Island to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Canvey Island.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Canvey Island, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

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If you're buying a home in Canvey Island which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What should you do when the surveyor finds a defect that affects the property price?

This is a very difficult situation to be in. You have agreed a price with the seller not knowing of this issue and now have the issue of needing to revisit your offer.

The best advice is to inform the seller/estate agent of the issue you have uncovered, provide the specific information from the report from your Building Surveyor (not the full report) and then discuss a solution that accounts for the repair works.

Read more about how to successfully negotiate with your seller.