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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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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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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 Survey is the right choice for my potential home purchase in Queens Gate?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Queens Gate

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Queens Gate

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Queens Gate) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this option for unconventional , for example wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Queens Gate

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Queens Gate and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Queens Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Queens Gate property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Queens Gate Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Queens Gate, does the property surveyor check possible flood damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may recommend maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The Environment Agency confirm that no warnings have been for Queens Gate.

*Accurate as of 04/01/2013

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller suggested subsidence might be a problem. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence-related defects will my house survey investigate?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a home near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous waste material disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include methane gas generation. Potential health problems like cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Queens Gate will note structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Kensington and Chelsea Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Queens Gate and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Queens Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Queens Gate property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Queens Gate Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Queens Gate, does the property surveyor check possible flood damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may recommend maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The Environment Agency confirm that no warnings have been for Queens Gate.



*Accurate as of 04/01/2013

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller suggested subsidence might be a problem. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence-related defects will my house survey investigate?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a home near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous waste material disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include methane gas generation. Potential health problems like cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Queens Gate will note structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Kensington and Chelsea Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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