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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Kensington

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  • RICS surveyors in Kensington
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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  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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kensington

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kensington

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kensington) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kensington

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

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Calcott Street, London, W8

  • Building Survey
    Hornton Street, London, W8

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Kensington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Kensington property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kensington property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Kensington Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I should be wary of if intending to buy a converted house in Kensington inside a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Kensington surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local issues and any connection may have on the property and its value. House prices are generally enhanced owing to them being largely unspoilt However many of them are falling into are falling into poor condition for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors are expected report if the house is or might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are carried out by your solicitor. Unsympathetic modifications to the property should be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Kensington home survey. Your surveyor will note the risk of asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older cottage in Kensington. Will the building's age be a concern?

Some purchasers plan to buy a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can sometimes be an issue. Kensington property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could result in longer-term maintenance obligations.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Kensington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Kensington property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kensington property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Kensington Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I should be wary of if intending to buy a converted house in Kensington inside a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Kensington surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local issues and any connection may have on the property and its value. House prices are generally enhanced owing to them being largely unspoilt However many of them are falling into are falling into poor condition for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors are expected report if the house is or might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of a Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are carried out by your solicitor. Unsympathetic modifications to the property should be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Kensington home survey. Your surveyor will note the risk of asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older cottage in Kensington. Will the building's age be a concern?

Some purchasers plan to buy a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can sometimes be an issue. Kensington property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could result in longer-term maintenance obligations.

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