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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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  • 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.

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

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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Acton

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Acton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in West Acton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as mundic or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Acton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in West Acton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the West Acton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Acton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant West Acton Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

In the HomeBuyer Report what are common Condition rating 3 defects for 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The drainage system is inspected visually, where access is possible. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as blocked drains below ground. Loose or damaged gutters is an example. Severe defects impacting the home are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in West Acton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in

Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I order the full structural survey when investing in a defective forties home near West Acton instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often (incorrectly) described as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer offered as it has been reclassified by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. Go for a Building Survey for the property described. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a post 1950s unmodified house of normal construction materials and methods. Be aware that certain survey no go areas exist with a property survey as a surveyor is not able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the building for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty? I am buying a property in West Acton. Can your West Acton Building Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable minor wall cracks in the drawing room, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in West Acton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in West Acton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the West Acton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Acton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant West Acton Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

In the HomeBuyer Report what are common Condition rating 3 defects for 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The drainage system is inspected visually, where access is possible. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as blocked drains below ground. Loose or damaged gutters is an example. Severe defects impacting the home are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in West Acton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in



Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I order the full structural survey when investing in a defective forties home near West Acton instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often (incorrectly) described as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer offered as it has been reclassified by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. Go for a Building Survey for the property described. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a post 1950s unmodified house of normal construction materials and methods. Be aware that certain survey no go areas exist with a property survey as a surveyor is not able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the building for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty? I am buying a property in West Acton. Can your West Acton Building Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable minor wall cracks in the drawing room, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in West Acton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property.

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