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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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Valuation
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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 choose for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northwood

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northwood

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Northwood) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northwood

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Park Court, Frithwood Avenue, Northwood, HA6

  • HomeBuyer Report
    St Matthews Court, Forge Lane, Northwood, HA6

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Northwood and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Northwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Northwood property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Northwood Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

Is £773, 429 in the right area price to buy a house in HA6 for and what things does a Northwood RICS surveyor consider when carrying out a home buyers survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property including the tenure i.e. freehold or leasehold or the number of bathrooms. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices house prices recorded in the same area for similar properties.

This means house prices completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £763, 529, which is £9, 900 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The average factoring in houses and flats was £676, 907. 1, Wildacres, Northwood, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, HA6 3JD a detached property was purchased for £865, 000 .

The only way to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

The qualified surveyor should go to the property in addition to allowing for all other area variables that might affect house prices.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a building close to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include complex organic chemicals .

Surveys in Northwood will examine any structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Hillingdon Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour warned us that access to the attic could be difficult to arrange - What advice would the Northwood surveyor give in their report?

This is a common concern for house purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Northwood could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From dormer windows to roof battens, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing specialist can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Northwood and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Northwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Northwood property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Northwood Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

Is £773, 429 in the right area price to buy a house in HA6 for and what things does a Northwood RICS surveyor consider when carrying out a home buyers survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property including the tenure i.e. freehold or leasehold or the number of bathrooms. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices house prices recorded in the same area for similar properties.

This means house prices completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £763, 529, which is £9, 900 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The average factoring in houses and flats was £676, 907. 1, Wildacres, Northwood, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, HA6 3JD a detached property was purchased for £865, 000 .



The only way to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

The qualified surveyor should go to the property in addition to allowing for all other area variables that might affect house prices.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a building close to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include complex organic chemicals .

Surveys in Northwood will examine any structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Hillingdon Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour warned us that access to the attic could be difficult to arrange - What advice would the Northwood surveyor give in their report?

This is a common concern for house purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Northwood could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From dormer windows to roof battens, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing specialist can provide an estimate.

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