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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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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

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

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Home Buyers Survey
in Barnsbury

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  • RICS surveyors in Barnsbury
From £225
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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
  Property Valuation
  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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barnsbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barnsbury

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barnsbury) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barnsbury

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barnsbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Barnsbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Barnsbury property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Barnsbury Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and how is it worked out

Barnsbury Homebuyer Reports a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. To work out the market value your independent surveyor will pair experience of property in Barnsbury and other considerations about the property for instance: desirability of the location. Your Barnsbury surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain key assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any problematic legal issues such as consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Additional local Barnsbury area assumptions like service connections, are made in addition to Barnsbury environmental problems like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor check the safety of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, as well as gas related fittings, for instance associated asbestos. The fittings won't be dislodged. The gas system won't be tested at all. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the cellar floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. The builder will likely return to a new house within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Cracks to a hallway are a plain sign of subsidence, but they may be harmless. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barnsbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Barnsbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Barnsbury property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Barnsbury Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and how is it worked out

Barnsbury Homebuyer Reports a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. To work out the market value your independent surveyor will pair experience of property in Barnsbury and other considerations about the property for instance: desirability of the location. Your Barnsbury surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain key assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any problematic legal issues such as consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your solicitor.



Additional local Barnsbury area assumptions like service connections, are made in addition to Barnsbury environmental problems like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor check the safety of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, as well as gas related fittings, for instance associated asbestos. The fittings won't be dislodged. The gas system won't be tested at all. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the cellar floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. The builder will likely return to a new house within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Cracks to a hallway are a plain sign of subsidence, but they may be harmless. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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