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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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  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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Charing Cross

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Charing Cross

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Charing Cross) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Charing Cross

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Charing Cross and which is cheaper?

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

If the Charing Cross property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a thorough analysis of the Charing Cross property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Charing Cross Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Charing Cross building. How do we investigate further?

Property in Charing Cross are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What is asbestos and does the Charing Cross home survey report on it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds. Technically all forms including white are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However they will note the risk of asbestos and should inform you of the options.

House Prices

I want to acquire a flat in Charing Cross (WC2N). The vendor is asking £1, 066, 600. What things does a Charing Cross chartered surveyor evaluate when conducting a property valuation report ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on house prices ranging from the tenure i.e. freehold or leasehold to whether the property is listed. One method is to benchmark prices values achieved in Charing Cross at the same time for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £1, 075, 000, which is £8, 400 more than the amount you are intending to pay. 19, Flat 5, Buckingham Street, London, City Of Westminster, Greater London, WC2N 6EF was purchased for £1, 200, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component.

The RICS chartered surveyor will attend home in addition to considering the multiple area variables affecting values.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Charing Cross and which is cheaper?

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

If the Charing Cross property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a thorough analysis of the Charing Cross property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Charing Cross Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Charing Cross building. How do we investigate further?

Property in Charing Cross are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.



Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What is asbestos and does the Charing Cross home survey report on it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds. Technically all forms including white are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However they will note the risk of asbestos and should inform you of the options.

House Prices

I want to acquire a flat in Charing Cross (WC2N). The vendor is asking £1, 066, 600. What things does a Charing Cross chartered surveyor evaluate when conducting a property valuation report ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on house prices ranging from the tenure i.e. freehold or leasehold to whether the property is listed. One method is to benchmark prices values achieved in Charing Cross at the same time for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £1, 075, 000, which is £8, 400 more than the amount you are intending to pay. 19, Flat 5, Buckingham Street, London, City Of Westminster, Greater London, WC2N 6EF was purchased for £1, 200, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component.

The RICS chartered surveyor will attend home in addition to considering the multiple area variables affecting values.

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