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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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Building
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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 do I need for my potential house purchase in Shepherds Bush?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shepherds Bush

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shepherds Bush

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Shepherds Bush) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shepherds Bush

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Shepherds Bush and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Shepherds Bush property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Shepherds Bush property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Shepherds Bush Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor examine on a stucco regency home in Shepherds Bush.

Stucco is really dense solid render. Commonly it is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is very beautiful and is common on some Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Shepherds Bush sometimes highlight any number of problems e.g. lateral pattern like cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when dampness enters below windows that causes the render detaching. Fixing problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but cellar floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does happen in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Most homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I should be conscious of if buying a converted house in Shepherds Bush in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors must possess knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have on the home. The value of homes will be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of them being unspoilt. However a large number have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

RICS surveyors will inform you if the house looks to be is designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping adjustments to the property should be reported in the Shepherds Bush survey but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Shepherds Bush and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Shepherds Bush property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Shepherds Bush property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Shepherds Bush Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor examine on a stucco regency home in Shepherds Bush.

Stucco is really dense solid render. Commonly it is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is very beautiful and is common on some Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Shepherds Bush sometimes highlight any number of problems e.g. lateral pattern like cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when dampness enters below windows that causes the render detaching. Fixing problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


We spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but cellar floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does happen in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Most homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I should be conscious of if buying a converted house in Shepherds Bush in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors must possess knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have on the home. The value of homes will be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of them being unspoilt. However a large number have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

RICS surveyors will inform you if the house looks to be is designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping adjustments to the property should be reported in the Shepherds Bush survey but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.

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