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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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Valuation
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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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What property survey is right for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brent Cross

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brent Cross

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Brent Cross) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brent Cross

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Brent Cross and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Brent Cross property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the Brent Cross property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Brent Cross property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Brent Cross Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Brent Cross will include a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To properly appraise the value of the property your independent surveyor will take into account experience of property in Brent Cross and other factors about the property e.g. general condition. Surveyors also reflect on materials used and make certain other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.

Additional local area conjectures like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental problems like brine mining activity, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials such as asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms including white are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during the survey. Your Brent Cross surveyor should mention potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property. How do we investigate further?

Any questions about pests affecting a Brent Cross house may not be asked by the lawyer. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to vermin can include removal or excision of affected timber.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Brent Cross and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Brent Cross property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the Brent Cross property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Brent Cross property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Brent Cross Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Brent Cross will include a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To properly appraise the value of the property your independent surveyor will take into account experience of property in Brent Cross and other factors about the property e.g. general condition. Surveyors also reflect on materials used and make certain other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.



Additional local area conjectures like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental problems like brine mining activity, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials such as asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms including white are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during the survey. Your Brent Cross surveyor should mention potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property. How do we investigate further?

Any questions about pests affecting a Brent Cross house may not be asked by the lawyer. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to vermin can include removal or excision of affected timber.

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