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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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Valuation
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Hampstead

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home made of conventional 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 South Hampstead

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in South Hampstead) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example stone slab roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Hampstead

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Hampstead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the South Hampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the South Hampstead property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a South Hampstead Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will pair knowledge of South Hampstead and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also examine materials used and will use other assumptions such as there being no major problems. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no costly legal issues such as Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. These will be investigated by your solicitor during the legal process.

Further area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to obtain a full structural survey if buying a converted thirties property in South Hampstead over a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes still called a Structural Survey by some, this survey is now defunct and and has been given a new name by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the correct term is actually now the RICS Building Survey. Select a RICS Building Survey if you are considering the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a non period unmodified home made out of normal building materials i.e. brick and tile.

There are one or two limitations come with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the building nor can he/she survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this home is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our property surveyor check for any water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and owning a house in South Hampstead in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in South Hampstead in question is in danger. The home survey may also, where appropriate, recommend maintenance.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a South Hampstead house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The RICS surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

The Environment Agency state that no recent warnings have been for South Hampstead.

*information checked 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Hampstead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the South Hampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the South Hampstead property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a South Hampstead Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will pair knowledge of South Hampstead and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also examine materials used and will use other assumptions such as there being no major problems. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no costly legal issues such as Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. These will be investigated by your solicitor during the legal process.

Further area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, also being considered.



A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to obtain a full structural survey if buying a converted thirties property in South Hampstead over a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes still called a Structural Survey by some, this survey is now defunct and and has been given a new name by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the correct term is actually now the RICS Building Survey. Select a RICS Building Survey if you are considering the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a non period unmodified home made out of normal building materials i.e. brick and tile.

There are one or two limitations come with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the building nor can he/she survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this home is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our property surveyor check for any water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and owning a house in South Hampstead in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in South Hampstead in question is in danger. The home survey may also, where appropriate, recommend maintenance.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a South Hampstead house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The RICS surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

The Environment Agency state that no recent warnings have been for South Hampstead.

*information checked 04/01/13

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