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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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Home Buyers Survey
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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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  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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Potters Bar

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Potters Bar

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Potters Bar) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Potters Bar

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Potters Bar and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Potters Bar property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Potters Bar property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Potters Bar House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace. Technically all forms (including white) are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken not to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of it will probably be expensive but must be carried out by trained experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Potters Bar survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to order a full structural survey before purchasing a doer-upper Edwardian cottage near Potters Bar?

Full Structural Surveys are now known Building Surveys. We recommend that you get a Building Survey in relation to the house you are planning to buy. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a non period Potters Bar home of typical construction materials. You should be aware of certain limitations are integral with any survey as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the house or comment on non-permanent out buildings.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Potters Bar property built in the mid 80s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Potters Bar Property Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Potters Bar property. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable warping of floorboards, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Potters Bar surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Potters Bar and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Potters Bar property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Potters Bar property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Potters Bar House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace. Technically all forms (including white) are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken not to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of it will probably be expensive but must be carried out by trained experts.



Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Potters Bar survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to order a full structural survey before purchasing a doer-upper Edwardian cottage near Potters Bar?

Full Structural Surveys are now known Building Surveys. We recommend that you get a Building Survey in relation to the house you are planning to buy. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a non period Potters Bar home of typical construction materials. You should be aware of certain limitations are integral with any survey as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the house or comment on non-permanent out buildings.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Potters Bar property built in the mid 80s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Potters Bar Property Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Potters Bar property. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable warping of floorboards, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Potters Bar surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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