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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Islington

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  • RICS surveyors in Islington
From £225
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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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Compare Islington Property Surveys

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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Islington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Islington

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Islington) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as timber frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Islington

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Islington

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Farleigh House, Halton Road, Islington, London, N1

  • Building Survey
    St Leonards Mews, Hoxton Street, London, N1

Home Buyers Survey Islington

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Islington and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Islington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Islington property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Islington Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when purchasing a property proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: non-hazardous refuse disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues for example abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Islington will examine structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Islington Local Authority and advise you .

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. 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. Deformation to a doorway or window frame is an example.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a property. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Buyers in Islington should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of poison or destruction of tainted materials.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Islington and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Islington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Islington property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Islington Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when purchasing a property proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: non-hazardous refuse disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues for example abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Islington will examine structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Islington Local Authority and advise you .



Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. 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. Deformation to a doorway or window frame is an example.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a property. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Buyers in Islington should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of poison or destruction of tainted materials.

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