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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harefield

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harefield

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Harefield) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harefield

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Harefield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Harefield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Harefield property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Harefield Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can the surveyor offer for properties built with brick walls?

Brick-built Harefield buildings do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a number of issues, such as lack of a damp proof course. A defect requiring immediate attention is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. For more information, contact a local builder, Stonecraft Brickwork of 4 Home Farm Cl, Tadworth, KT20 5PQ on 01737 373210.

A range of courses arrangements and colours of brick building can be found across the UK. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating

long and short faces of bricks. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

External walls

On a Harefield HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary.

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Foundations of non-structural walls which are weak or completely missing, for example, is included in Section E.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check drainage? Will the HomeBuyer Report give details on this? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Both in Harefield, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on houses in Harefield is not given enough thought by house purchasers. If you have only visited the house you are buying on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include "gushing" gutters, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. In most cases, drainage problems are usually easy to repair.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Harefield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Harefield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Harefield property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Harefield Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can the surveyor offer for properties built with brick walls?

Brick-built Harefield buildings do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a number of issues, such as lack of a damp proof course. A defect requiring immediate attention is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. For more information, contact a local builder, Stonecraft Brickwork of 4 Home Farm Cl, Tadworth, KT20 5PQ on 01737 373210.

A range of courses arrangements and colours of brick building can be found across the UK. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating



long and short faces of bricks. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

External walls

On a Harefield HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary.

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Foundations of non-structural walls which are weak or completely missing, for example, is included in Section E.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check drainage? Will the HomeBuyer Report give details on this? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Both in Harefield, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on houses in Harefield is not given enough thought by house purchasers. If you have only visited the house you are buying on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include "gushing" gutters, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. In most cases, drainage problems are usually easy to repair.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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