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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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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
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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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Which Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blackfriars

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blackfriars

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Blackfriars) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blackfriars

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Blackfriars and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blackfriars property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Blackfriars property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Blackfriars Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a house in Blackfriars. What should we expect a House Survey to include?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to warped window frames in the kitchen. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Blackfriars, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture

is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a property in EC4V. The asking price is £647, 694. What things does the Blackfriars local surveyor consider when carrying out a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values ranging from living on flood plain to the size of bedrooms (single/double). It is useful to benchmark selling prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £639, 794, which is £7, 900 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. Sir John Lyon House, 8, Flat 7, High Timber Street, London, City Of London, Greater London, EC4V 3PA was purchased for £425, 000 .

The best way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. A local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 18th Century converted stable. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Some buyers in Blackfriars hope to own a old, characterful home one day. Older construction methods and materials, however, can often be problematic, and Blackfriars structures built with traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. This can mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Blackfriars and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blackfriars property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Blackfriars property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Blackfriars Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a house in Blackfriars. What should we expect a House Survey to include?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to warped window frames in the kitchen. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Blackfriars, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture



is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a property in EC4V. The asking price is £647, 694. What things does the Blackfriars local surveyor consider when carrying out a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values ranging from living on flood plain to the size of bedrooms (single/double). It is useful to benchmark selling prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £639, 794, which is £7, 900 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. Sir John Lyon House, 8, Flat 7, High Timber Street, London, City Of London, Greater London, EC4V 3PA was purchased for £425, 000 .

The best way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. A local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 18th Century converted stable. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Some buyers in Blackfriars hope to own a old, characterful home one day. Older construction methods and materials, however, can often be problematic, and Blackfriars structures built with traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. This can mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.

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