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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 building survey is the best choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Soho

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Soho

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Soho) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Soho

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Soho and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Soho property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Soho property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Soho House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been informed that Soho homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Soho House Survey look into this?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Soho surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would be advised to consider if intending to buy a home in Soho in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Soho surveyors need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any connection they have with the home. The value of homes is generally enhanced because of them being largely unspoilt

RICS surveyors are trained to report if the house looks like it may be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted as part of the legal process. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Cooper Whiteman are a local firm situated at 34 Bloomsbury Way, Westminster, London, WC1A 2SA should be able to advise further. Tel: 020 7831 5222

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a property we are intending to move into it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses; does a surveyor report on electrical defects?

During a Soho Building Survey the surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a non invasive examination of the unconcealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as potential areas for concern such as confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the correct place. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Soho. Examining the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Soho .

The IEE strongly advise that a periodic test be conducted every ten years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Soho and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Soho property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Soho property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Soho House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been informed that Soho homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Soho House Survey look into this?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Soho surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.



Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would be advised to consider if intending to buy a home in Soho in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Soho surveyors need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any connection they have with the home. The value of homes is generally enhanced because of them being largely unspoilt

RICS surveyors are trained to report if the house looks like it may be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted as part of the legal process. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Cooper Whiteman are a local firm situated at 34 Bloomsbury Way, Westminster, London, WC1A 2SA should be able to advise further. Tel: 020 7831 5222

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a property we are intending to move into it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses; does a surveyor report on electrical defects?

During a Soho Building Survey the surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a non invasive examination of the unconcealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as potential areas for concern such as confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the correct place. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Soho. Examining the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Soho .

The IEE strongly advise that a periodic test be conducted every ten years (5 if letting).

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