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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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Which HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Acton

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Acton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in North Acton) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Acton

    This is a professional valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in North Acton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the North Acton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the North Acton property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a North Acton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the home I am planning to purchase, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the North Acton surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

During a North Acton Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor should usually comment on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a poor state of repair. He or she is trained to focus on concerns such as reporting on the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms. A check

for the documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will form part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property should be part of the survey in North Acton .

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property - What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a North Acton house may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in North Acton? Could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet heavy rain and the effect it can have on a residence are overlooked by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include corroded downspouts. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. If not maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in North Acton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the North Acton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the North Acton property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a North Acton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the home I am planning to purchase, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the North Acton surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

During a North Acton Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor should usually comment on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a poor state of repair. He or she is trained to focus on concerns such as reporting on the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms. A check



for the documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will form part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property should be part of the survey in North Acton .

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property - What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a North Acton house may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in North Acton? Could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet heavy rain and the effect it can have on a residence are overlooked by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include corroded downspouts. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. If not maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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