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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 New Southgate

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  • RICS surveyors in New Southgate
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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Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

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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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Southgate

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Southgate

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in New Southgate) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Southgate

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

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    Winterburn Close, New Southgate, London, N11

  • Building Survey
    Bowes Road, London, N11

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in New Southgate and which one 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 New Southgate property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the New Southgate property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a New Southgate Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to rafters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior

to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist in New Southgate a quote for any suggested work.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for houses in New Southgate. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for New Southgate buyers. Drought, for instance, can have a pronounced contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the kitchen to sticking doors. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damaged Render

What will your New Southgate Surveyor take into account on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in New Southgate which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very beautiful and is often found on Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and New Southgate Home Buyers Suveys sometimes reveal defects such as dampness trapped behind paint (assuming painted). Other potential problems may be when dampness below windows which results in large areas of detachment. Re-applying problems may be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in New Southgate and which one 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 New Southgate property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the New Southgate property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a New Southgate Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does the surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to rafters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior



to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist in New Southgate a quote for any suggested work.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for houses in New Southgate. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for New Southgate buyers. Drought, for instance, can have a pronounced contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the kitchen to sticking doors. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damaged Render

What will your New Southgate Surveyor take into account on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in New Southgate which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very beautiful and is often found on Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and New Southgate Home Buyers Suveys sometimes reveal defects such as dampness trapped behind paint (assuming painted). Other potential problems may be when dampness below windows which results in large areas of detachment. Re-applying problems may be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

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