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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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  • 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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Finchley

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Finchley

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in North Finchley) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for unconventional such as wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Finchley

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in North Finchley and which one is cheaper?

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

If the North Finchley property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a thorough analysis of the North Finchley property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant North Finchley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this home in North Finchley is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick North Finchley buildings will indicate both minor and serious issues. These can include lack of a damp proof course or sulphate expansion. The property surveyor would usually include these and suggest potential remedies.

A defect often found is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Connolly D, 249 South Park Drive, Ilford, IG3 9AL on 020 8599 2080 for a quote for repair work.

One example is shiner bond or Dutch bond may be used in the construction of buildings in North Finchley.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause issues for purchasers? What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Swaledale Fossil Limestone to Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

For more details, speak to a North Finchley specialist. For example, Stonedeals Ltd, 61-63 Woodhouse Rd, London, N12 9ET (Phone: 020 8445 1101) may help.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency home in North Finchley.

Stucco is actually a specific type of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is/was often found on Victorian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can detail defects such as moisture trapped behind paint

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when moisture under sills which causes detachment. Fixing problems with stucco may be costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in North Finchley and which one is cheaper?

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

If the North Finchley property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a thorough analysis of the North Finchley property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant North Finchley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this home in North Finchley is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick North Finchley buildings will indicate both minor and serious issues. These can include lack of a damp proof course or sulphate expansion. The property surveyor would usually include these and suggest potential remedies.

A defect often found is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Connolly D, 249 South Park Drive, Ilford, IG3 9AL on 020 8599 2080 for a quote for repair work.



One example is shiner bond or Dutch bond may be used in the construction of buildings in North Finchley.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause issues for purchasers? What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Swaledale Fossil Limestone to Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

For more details, speak to a North Finchley specialist. For example, Stonedeals Ltd, 61-63 Woodhouse Rd, London, N12 9ET (Phone: 020 8445 1101) may help.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency home in North Finchley.

Stucco is actually a specific type of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is/was often found on Victorian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can detail defects such as moisture trapped behind paint

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when moisture under sills which causes detachment. Fixing problems with stucco may be costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.

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