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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.

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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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

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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Finchley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Finchley

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Finchley) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Finchley

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Finchley and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Finchley property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Finchley property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Finchley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Finchley subsidence might be worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and begin to slide downward. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Finchley property built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the Finchley Building Survey cover this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. In Finchley's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. 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.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor look at the safety of the gas heaters?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters at the home, as well as gas connected fixtures, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. External covers won't actually be removed. The gas system will not be tested. Gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Barnet based local firms include GDR Builders Ltd of 25A Ravensdale Avenue, North Finchley, London Tel. 07973157646 and Stephen Wise of 144, Etchingham Park Road, London Tel. 07966 139936.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Finchley and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Finchley property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Finchley property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Finchley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Finchley subsidence might be worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and begin to slide downward. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Finchley property built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the Finchley Building Survey cover this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. In Finchley's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. 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.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor look at the safety of the gas heaters?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters at the home, as well as gas connected fixtures, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. External covers won't actually be removed. The gas system will not be tested. Gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Barnet based local firms include GDR Builders Ltd of 25A Ravensdale Avenue, North Finchley, London Tel. 07973157646 and Stephen Wise of 144, Etchingham Park Road, London Tel. 07966 139936.

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