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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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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 Home Survey should I choose for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Drayton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Drayton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in West Drayton) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Drayton

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in West Drayton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the West Drayton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the West Drayton property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant West Drayton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor look at the state of the gas mains supply?

A will visually look at any accessible parts of the system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - flue/chimney maintenance. The West Drayton surveyor won't remove any gas fittings nor will they conduct any tests on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we intend to lease We noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a West Drayton survey go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a West Drayton Home Survey the home surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a poor condition. A professional surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of fitted appliances such as electric showers. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey in West Drayton. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property will form part of the Homebuyer report in West Drayton .

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stipple rendered (stucco) detached house in West Drayton that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a form of render. Normally it is applied to red brick hardens to a very smooth surface. Stucco is very attractive and is/was was often applied to Victorian homes. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in West Drayton sometimes highlight any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in problems with damp.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in West Drayton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the West Drayton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the West Drayton property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant West Drayton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor look at the state of the gas mains supply?

A will visually look at any accessible parts of the system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - flue/chimney maintenance. The West Drayton surveyor won't remove any gas fittings nor will they conduct any tests on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.



Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we intend to lease We noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a West Drayton survey go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a West Drayton Home Survey the home surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a poor condition. A professional surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of fitted appliances such as electric showers. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey in West Drayton. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property will form part of the Homebuyer report in West Drayton .

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stipple rendered (stucco) detached house in West Drayton that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a form of render. Normally it is applied to red brick hardens to a very smooth surface. Stucco is very attractive and is/was was often applied to Victorian homes. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in West Drayton sometimes highlight any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in problems with damp.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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