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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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in East Acton

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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
  Mortgage
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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Acton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Acton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in East Acton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Acton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in East Acton and which would be cheaper?

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

If the East Acton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the East Acton property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a East Acton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in East Acton and saw that windows in the bathroom did not line up. What subsidence-related matters will the East Acton Surveyor review?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new building after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the homes foundations and which can result in movement. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning

could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create issues? Which matters should we consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Defects such as deteriorating mortar affect many stone-walled East Acton homes. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the property surveyor investigate water damage?

It is estimated that over two million homes are in danger of water damage caused by flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the East Acton area likely to affect the East Acton home also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The home surveyor may ask the occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

The Environment Agency confirm that no recent warnings have been for East Acton.

*Accurate as of 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in East Acton and which would be cheaper?

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

If the East Acton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the East Acton property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a East Acton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in East Acton and saw that windows in the bathroom did not line up. What subsidence-related matters will the East Acton Surveyor review?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new building after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the homes foundations and which can result in movement. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning



could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create issues? Which matters should we consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Defects such as deteriorating mortar affect many stone-walled East Acton homes. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the property surveyor investigate water damage?

It is estimated that over two million homes are in danger of water damage caused by flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the East Acton area likely to affect the East Acton home also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The home surveyor may ask the occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

The Environment Agency confirm that no recent warnings have been for East Acton.

*Accurate as of 04/01/13

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