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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • 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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barnes

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barnes

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barnes) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option for unconventional such as timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barnes

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    Lillian Road, Barnes, SW13

  • Building Survey
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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Barnes and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Barnes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Barnes property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Barnes Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservatory

In a Barnes HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Barnes are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on. Cantilevered joist problems, for example, would be reported here.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that the had been a problem with rotten beams, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What should we investigate as part of the survey?

Houses in Barnes in otherwise fine condition can be blighted by roofing problems. From the purlins to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Barnes contractor.

Stone block wall damage

Can Forest of Dean stone-built structures be difficult to repair. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Waddington Sandstone to Hopton Wood Limestone. Issues including deteriorating mortar affect many stone-walled buildings. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Barnes and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Barnes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Barnes property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Barnes Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservatory

In a Barnes HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Barnes are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on. Cantilevered joist problems, for example, would be reported here.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that the had been a problem with rotten beams, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What should we investigate as part of the survey?

Houses in Barnes in otherwise fine condition can be blighted by roofing problems. From the purlins to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Barnes contractor.

Stone block wall damage

Can Forest of Dean stone-built structures be difficult to repair. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Waddington Sandstone to Hopton Wood Limestone. Issues including deteriorating mortar affect many stone-walled buildings. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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