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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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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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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harlesden

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harlesden

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Harlesden) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option for unconventional e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harlesden

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Harlesden and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Harlesden property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension on the Harlesden property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Harlesden property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Harlesden Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a building proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including industrial refuse. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues such as abdominal wall problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Harlesden will consider structural issues linked to the site. Your legal representative will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database and Brent Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that the bathroom floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Harlesden house with a loft conversion - What should we do about roof repairs?

Residences in Harlesden that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roof maintenance problems, such as mould. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to dormer windows. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Harlesden, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as replacement of a failed dormer) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder from the area.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Harlesden and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Harlesden property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension on the Harlesden property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Harlesden property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Harlesden Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a building proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including industrial refuse. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues such as abdominal wall problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Harlesden will consider structural issues linked to the site. Your legal representative will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database and Brent Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


We noticed that the bathroom floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Harlesden house with a loft conversion - What should we do about roof repairs?

Residences in Harlesden that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roof maintenance problems, such as mould. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to dormer windows. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Harlesden, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as replacement of a failed dormer) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder from the area.

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