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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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Home Buyers Survey
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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
  Property Valuation
  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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swiss Cottage

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swiss Cottage

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Swiss Cottage) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swiss Cottage

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Swiss Cottage and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Swiss Cottage property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Swiss Cottage property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Swiss Cottage House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

There is suspected asbestos lagging in the building. What is asbestos, can it be easily dealt with and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful not to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the period property I am planning to acquire, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Swiss Cottage a qualified surveyor will make a note on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in a less than satisfactory condition. A professional surveyor is trained to focus on things like whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that an electrical system check should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Substandard guttering

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Swiss Cottage house or flat what impact will a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

In Swiss Cottage, an example may be undersized downspouts. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Swiss Cottage are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Condition rating one indicates that no repairs are necessary. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Swiss Cottage and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Swiss Cottage property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Swiss Cottage property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Swiss Cottage House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

There is suspected asbestos lagging in the building. What is asbestos, can it be easily dealt with and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful not to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.



Shocking Electrics

When I saw the period property I am planning to acquire, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Swiss Cottage a qualified surveyor will make a note on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in a less than satisfactory condition. A professional surveyor is trained to focus on things like whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that an electrical system check should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Substandard guttering

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Swiss Cottage house or flat what impact will a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

In Swiss Cottage, an example may be undersized downspouts. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Swiss Cottage are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Condition rating one indicates that no repairs are necessary. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

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