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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
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Covent Garden

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Covent Garden

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in New Covent Garden) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Covent Garden

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in New Covent Garden and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the New Covent Garden property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the New Covent Garden property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a New Covent Garden Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a New Covent Garden house and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this?

There are more than a handful of issues associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a New Covent Garden property's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a New Covent Garden surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Damage resulting from flooding

When purchasing in New Covent Garden, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the home surveyor consider flood damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residential property in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The property surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

No flood warnings were made for New Covent Garden, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 4th January 2013

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there is a possibility of a white asbestos toilet cistern at the property. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and does the home survey in New Covent Garden report on it?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including rain water goods. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in gutters. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful not to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in New Covent Garden and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the New Covent Garden property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the New Covent Garden property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a New Covent Garden Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a New Covent Garden house and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this?

There are more than a handful of issues associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a New Covent Garden property's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a New Covent Garden surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.



Damage resulting from flooding

When purchasing in New Covent Garden, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the home surveyor consider flood damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residential property in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The property surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

No flood warnings were made for New Covent Garden, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 4th January 2013

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there is a possibility of a white asbestos toilet cistern at the property. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and does the home survey in New Covent Garden report on it?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including rain water goods. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in gutters. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful not to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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