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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.

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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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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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kings Cross

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kings Cross

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kings Cross) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kings Cross

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kings Cross and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Kings Cross property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kings Cross property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Kings Cross House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Kings Cross. What will we need to look out for when purchasing an older property? What effect will the property's slate roof have on maintenance?

Many buyers have looked at purchasing a home with character. The age of a structure, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Structures built using traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence might be a concern. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Cracks are an obvious clue of subsidence. Fortunately, these are in many cases benign. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a stucco regency home in Kings Cross.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very aesthetic and is common on some Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Kings Cross Homebuyer Reports frequently discover any number of problems such as moisture trapped under paint (assuming painted). Other potential problems might be when moisture enters under sills that causes the render detaching. Fixing Stucco problems can be expensive as renderers are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kings Cross and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Kings Cross property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kings Cross property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Kings Cross House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Kings Cross. What will we need to look out for when purchasing an older property? What effect will the property's slate roof have on maintenance?

Many buyers have looked at purchasing a home with character. The age of a structure, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Structures built using traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence might be a concern. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Cracks are an obvious clue of subsidence. Fortunately, these are in many cases benign. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a stucco regency home in Kings Cross.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very aesthetic and is common on some Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Kings Cross Homebuyer Reports frequently discover any number of problems such as moisture trapped under paint (assuming painted). Other potential problems might be when moisture enters under sills that causes the render detaching. Fixing Stucco problems can be expensive as renderers are getting harder to find.

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