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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.

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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Totteridge

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Totteridge

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Totteridge) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Totteridge

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Totteridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Totteridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Totteridge property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Totteridge Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered house in Totteridge which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really a kind of render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian homes. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. lateral pattern like cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems could be when water under sills that causes large areas of detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Resolving problems may be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Totteridge go into it?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example roof tiles.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters.

All forms are potentially fatal and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Totteridge building survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos risks and should recommend professional testing.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Totteridge and are looking for a residence constructed with English bond walls. What suggestions can a Totteridge property surveyor make? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed residential property in Totteridge feature several advantages, but they can also be affected by a number of issues, such as crumbling mortar. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Contact J Y Bricklayers for a repairs estimate at 07796 346346 or 3 Lyles Rd, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8QR.

Totteridge home purchasers may need to consider that selection of different courses and brick making techniques are used in properties built throughout the ages. For instance, running, or stretcher, bond. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Totteridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Totteridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Totteridge property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Totteridge Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered house in Totteridge which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really a kind of render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian homes. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. lateral pattern like cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems could be when water under sills that causes large areas of detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Resolving problems may be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Totteridge go into it?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example roof tiles.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters.

All forms are potentially fatal and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Totteridge building survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos risks and should recommend professional testing.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Totteridge and are looking for a residence constructed with English bond walls. What suggestions can a Totteridge property surveyor make? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed residential property in Totteridge feature several advantages, but they can also be affected by a number of issues, such as crumbling mortar. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Contact J Y Bricklayers for a repairs estimate at 07796 346346 or 3 Lyles Rd, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8QR.

Totteridge home purchasers may need to consider that selection of different courses and brick making techniques are used in properties built throughout the ages. For instance, running, or stretcher, bond. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

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