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  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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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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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Acton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Acton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Acton) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Acton

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Acton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Acton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Acton property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Acton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Acton House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position for instance, in addition to gas affiliated appliances e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. If there are any gas fittings they won't actually be undone. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Acton include West London Heating Ltd of Unit 2, West London Heating Ltd, Park Royal Road, London Tel. 08450 942332 and G J OToole & Son of 41, Heathfield Court, Heathfield Terrace, London Tel. 07976234117.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick on this converted property has deteriorated - what should we do?

Brick-built Acton apartments feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also suffer from a number of issues, such as moisture damage. Your chartered surveyor will cover these in his report along with recommendations. A serious concern is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Gray M A at 50 Bradenham Rd, Hayes, UB4 8LR on 07843 014087.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property. Consider renegotiating the price of the Acton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Substandard guttering

In a Acton HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a property. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually, where access is possible. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as defects in the sewer system. Missing gutters is an example of this.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Acton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Acton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Acton property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Acton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Acton House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position for instance, in addition to gas affiliated appliances e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. If there are any gas fittings they won't actually be undone. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Acton include West London Heating Ltd of Unit 2, West London Heating Ltd, Park Royal Road, London Tel. 08450 942332 and G J OToole & Son of 41, Heathfield Court, Heathfield Terrace, London Tel. 07976234117.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick on this converted property has deteriorated - what should we do?

Brick-built Acton apartments feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also suffer from a number of issues, such as moisture damage. Your chartered surveyor will cover these in his report along with recommendations. A serious concern is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Gray M A at 50 Bradenham Rd, Hayes, UB4 8LR on 07843 014087.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property. Consider renegotiating the price of the Acton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Substandard guttering

In a Acton HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a property. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually, where access is possible. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as defects in the sewer system. Missing gutters is an example of this.

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