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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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in West Hampstead

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From £225
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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
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Hampstead

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Hampstead

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in West Hampstead) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Hampstead

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey West Hampstead

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Hampstead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the West Hampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Hampstead property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant West Hampstead Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a property next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: inert refuse. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveyors will examine structural issues connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Camden Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can cause problems for buildings in West Hampstead. Can the West Hampstead Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for property owners, with moisture changes in the soil and soil movement being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A West Hampstead builder has said subsidence could be worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Additionally, most homes in West Hampstead are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could quite easily be caused by a number of factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Hampstead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the West Hampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Hampstead property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant West Hampstead Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a property next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: inert refuse. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveyors will examine structural issues connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Camden Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can cause problems for buildings in West Hampstead. Can the West Hampstead Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for property owners, with moisture changes in the soil and soil movement being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A West Hampstead builder has said subsidence could be worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Additionally, most homes in West Hampstead are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could quite easily be caused by a number of factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

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