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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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  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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What Home Survey is right for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Acton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Acton

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in South Acton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Acton

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in South Acton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the South Acton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the South Acton property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant South Acton Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to acquire the full structural survey when looking into a neglected Edwardian townhouse near South Acton rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often and incorrectly referred to as the Full Structural Survey by some, this survey is no longer available and this most technical survey has been superseded by RICS and the proper name is now the RICS Building Survey. It is the right choice when buying an altered property such as a neglected house in South Acton. A Building Survey summarises full and significant insight on the property's construction in conjunction with any maintenance

needs, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

. For more on the different home buyers surveys in South Acton visit here.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a house proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including hazardous waste. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveyors will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to Ealing Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damaged Render

What will a Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in South Acton which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a type of solid render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is highly appealing and is found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and South Acton Building Surveys sometimes show defects such as moisture trapped beneath paint which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues.

Another example of problems may be when moisture below flashings that results in the render detaching. Remedying problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in South Acton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the South Acton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the South Acton property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant South Acton Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to acquire the full structural survey when looking into a neglected Edwardian townhouse near South Acton rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often and incorrectly referred to as the Full Structural Survey by some, this survey is no longer available and this most technical survey has been superseded by RICS and the proper name is now the RICS Building Survey. It is the right choice when buying an altered property such as a neglected house in South Acton. A Building Survey summarises full and significant insight on the property's construction in conjunction with any maintenance



needs, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

. For more on the different home buyers surveys in South Acton visit here.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a house proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including hazardous waste. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveyors will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to Ealing Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damaged Render

What will a Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in South Acton which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a type of solid render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is highly appealing and is found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and South Acton Building Surveys sometimes show defects such as moisture trapped beneath paint which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues.

Another example of problems may be when moisture below flashings that results in the render detaching. Remedying problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

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