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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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  • 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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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
in North Harrow

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  • RICS surveyors in North Harrow
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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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What Survey should I select for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Harrow

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Harrow

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in North Harrow) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Harrow

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in North Harrow

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Cavendish Avenue, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1

  • Building Survey
    Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1

Home Buyers Survey North Harrow

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in North Harrow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the North Harrow property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the North Harrow property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant North Harrow House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 19th Century farmhouse. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

A building's age can worry purchasers. North Harrow property built with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. This may mean long-term upkeep. If you are uncertain, speak to the building surveyor for more detail.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to get the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors and the new format which is given the name Building Survey is now available. Choose a Building Survey for the house referred to. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a post fifties unmodified home built out of standard construction materials. There are certain limitations exist with any survey as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the structure of the house for example, or survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty? I am buying a home in North Harrow. Will the Building Survey consider this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to insect infestation can cause significant expense for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. In North Harrow's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in North Harrow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the North Harrow property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the North Harrow property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant North Harrow House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 19th Century farmhouse. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

A building's age can worry purchasers. North Harrow property built with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. This may mean long-term upkeep. If you are uncertain, speak to the building surveyor for more detail.



Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to get the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors and the new format which is given the name Building Survey is now available. Choose a Building Survey for the house referred to. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a post fifties unmodified home built out of standard construction materials. There are certain limitations exist with any survey as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the structure of the house for example, or survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty? I am buying a home in North Harrow. Will the Building Survey consider this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to insect infestation can cause significant expense for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. In North Harrow's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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