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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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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
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 Survey is the correct choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Harrow

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Harrow

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in South Harrow) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey for non standard property such as stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Harrow

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Harrow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the South Harrow property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the South Harrow property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a South Harrow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in ceiling boards.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a South Harrow home survey. Surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Can your South Harrow Building Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. 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. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the kitchen wall to a sticking door in the kitchen.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a flat in South Harrow, HA2. It is on the market for £171, 807. What factors will South Harrow qualified surveyor consider in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect house prices ranging from view to whether there are any conservation area infringements. It can help to compare with prices registered at the Land Registry for similar flats. The average flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £192, 607, which is £20, 800 more than the amount being asked. The average for houses and flats was £280, 073. 7 Archway Apartments, 110A, Stanley Road, Harrow, Harrow, Greater London, HA2 8FZ recently sold for £182, 000 .

The best way to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Harrow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the South Harrow property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the South Harrow property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a South Harrow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in ceiling boards.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a South Harrow home survey. Surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Can your South Harrow Building Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. 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. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the kitchen wall to a sticking door in the kitchen.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a flat in South Harrow, HA2. It is on the market for £171, 807. What factors will South Harrow qualified surveyor consider in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect house prices ranging from view to whether there are any conservation area infringements. It can help to compare with prices registered at the Land Registry for similar flats. The average flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £192, 607, which is £20, 800 more than the amount being asked. The average for houses and flats was £280, 073. 7 Archway Apartments, 110A, Stanley Road, Harrow, Harrow, Greater London, HA2 8FZ recently sold for £182, 000 .

The best way to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

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