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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hackney

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hackney

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hackney) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hackney

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hackney and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hackney property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Hackney property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Hackney Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos insulating board concealed in the maisonette. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Worries around asbestos are not uncommon. Asbestos is a pernicious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern. The main origins of asbestos were South Africa.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to damage it and professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be expensive must always be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Hackney survey. However they will report on potential asbestos during the Hackney survey and should offer advice.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we expect to buy we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Homebuyer Report in Hackney report on any faults with the electrics?

During a Hackney Building Survey a surveyor will typically comment on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a poor condition. This will include an overview or check of any revealed sections of the wiring on top of issues like inspecting the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate a periodic test need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s cottage with stone walls. Which major related issues should we consider?

The cost of upkeep for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hackney and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hackney property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Hackney property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Hackney Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos insulating board concealed in the maisonette. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Worries around asbestos are not uncommon. Asbestos is a pernicious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern. The main origins of asbestos were South Africa.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not deadly.



Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to damage it and professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be expensive must always be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Hackney survey. However they will report on potential asbestos during the Hackney survey and should offer advice.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we expect to buy we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Homebuyer Report in Hackney report on any faults with the electrics?

During a Hackney Building Survey a surveyor will typically comment on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a poor condition. This will include an overview or check of any revealed sections of the wiring on top of issues like inspecting the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate a periodic test need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s cottage with stone walls. Which major related issues should we consider?

The cost of upkeep for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

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