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London surveyor finds well-maintained flat beside ancient woodland

A Property Survey in London has given a Redbridge home an encouraging report. The client was notified that their purchase likely would not be complicated by any structural or maintenance problems.

The two-bedroom flat was built in 2007. Homes of this age can often catch buyers unaware. Negligent building practices may not yet have manifested themselves. Even though the property will be insured by Buildmark Cover until its tenth year, the inconvenience and worry caused by defects that arise after sale can become a new homeowner’s worst nightmare.

That is why this client instructed a Chartered Surveyor to conduct a Property Survey on the home.

Easy access to ancient woodland in Property Survey in London 

The London Home Buyers Survey found the home to be in an excellent location – equidistant from Snaresbrook and Wanstead underground stations, and with a bus stop at the front doorstep.

The most exciting thing about this property (apart from its good condition) was its proximity to Epping Forest – the former royal forest lay no more than 400ft from the flat. The woodland is an historic reserve taking in 2 476 hectares of original forest. It provides habitat for fallow deer and muntjac.

The opportunity to live so close to a tube line and still have the opportunity to relax in a forest that runs 12 miles from north to south is a rare gem in London.

No urgent repairs in Property Survey in London

Further pleasing to our client would have been the feedback from the HomeBuyer Report that the structure was sound and the apartment in good condition. No urgent repairs were required.

The surveyor recommended that the buyer proceed with the purchase. Nevertheless, he did recommend that she engage electrical and gas contractors to confirm that the services were all in safe working order.

Home Buyers Surveys are like mechanical services for your vehicle (or like rummaging through the mail for a bill) – the search that finds nothing is the most desirable outcome. The results of this HomeBuyer Report in London would have been very pleasing to our client who could now turn her mind to the type of walking shoe she would buy to aid her long rambles through Epping Forest.  

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