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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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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 one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hornsey

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hornsey

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hornsey) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option for unconventional , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hornsey

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hornsey and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hornsey property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hornsey property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Hornsey Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can high levels of rainfall have on a Hornsey house?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which damp weather has on houses is usually overlooked by property buyers. If you have visited the new home in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that drainage are at risk include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Hornsey, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does the Hornsey Property Survey cover this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like a difficult-to-open bathroom window or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I am hoping to purchase I think we saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a the surveyor report on electrical defects?

When performing a Building Survey in Hornsey the RICS surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state. He or she will also focus on potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of the fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Hornsey.

The IEE strongly advise that a PIR is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hornsey and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hornsey property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hornsey property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Hornsey Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can high levels of rainfall have on a Hornsey house?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which damp weather has on houses is usually overlooked by property buyers. If you have visited the new home in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that drainage are at risk include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Hornsey, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does the Hornsey Property Survey cover this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like a difficult-to-open bathroom window or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I am hoping to purchase I think we saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a the surveyor report on electrical defects?

When performing a Building Survey in Hornsey the RICS surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state. He or she will also focus on potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of the fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Hornsey.

The IEE strongly advise that a PIR is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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