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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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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
  Mortgage
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 Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Little Venice

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Little Venice

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Little Venice) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Little Venice

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Little Venice and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Little Venice property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Little Venice property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Little Venice Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder said subsidence is a concern. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the

foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check downspouts, and does our Little Venice surveyor mention it? Also, if there is damage, will they be a hassle to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Little Venice and across the country, but this issue is not considered by buyers. If you have visited the house you are buying in the Summer, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix if dealt with quickly, unless they are not unblocked on a regular basis. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the period property I am meaning to move into I think we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, will the Little Venice surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Little Venice your RICS surveyor should usually report on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in an unsafe state of repair. A Surveyor is expected to give detail on potential areas for concern such as ascertaining the condition of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or verifying the condition of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Little Venice and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Little Venice property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Little Venice property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Little Venice Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder said subsidence is a concern. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the



foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check downspouts, and does our Little Venice surveyor mention it? Also, if there is damage, will they be a hassle to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Little Venice and across the country, but this issue is not considered by buyers. If you have visited the house you are buying in the Summer, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix if dealt with quickly, unless they are not unblocked on a regular basis. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the period property I am meaning to move into I think we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, will the Little Venice surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Little Venice your RICS surveyor should usually report on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in an unsafe state of repair. A Surveyor is expected to give detail on potential areas for concern such as ascertaining the condition of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or verifying the condition of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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