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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.

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  • 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.

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

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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
  Building Survey
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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 property survey is the best choice for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Friern Barnet

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Friern Barnet

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Friern Barnet) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Friern Barnet

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Friern Barnet and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Friern Barnet property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Friern Barnet property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Friern Barnet House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

On a Friern Barnet HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Any broken glass windows, for example, is included in Section E.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Friern Barnet Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will use knowledge of Friern Barnet and other considerations about the property e.g. number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like it is connected to mains services. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Friern Barnet area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of asbestos wallpaper present in property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. shed roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in soil vent pipes. Technically all forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Friern Barnet and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Friern Barnet property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Friern Barnet property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Friern Barnet House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

On a Friern Barnet HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Any broken glass windows, for example, is included in Section E.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Friern Barnet Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will use knowledge of Friern Barnet and other considerations about the property e.g. number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like it is connected to mains services. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Friern Barnet area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of asbestos wallpaper present in property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. shed roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in soil vent pipes. Technically all forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

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