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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.

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.

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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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Which Survey is right for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Hendon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Hendon

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in West Hendon) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Hendon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the West Hendon property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the West Hendon property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a West Hendon Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in West Hendon, and think we saw signs of pests in the bathroom - What advice should we get?

West Hendon purchasers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in West Hendon? Will my West Hendon Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in West Hendon, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our home buyers survey check signs of flood damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a house in West Hendon in an at-risk area may be impacted. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the residential surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for West Hendon.

*Data accurate 04/01/2013

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the West Hendon property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the West Hendon property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a West Hendon Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in West Hendon, and think we saw signs of pests in the bathroom - What advice should we get?

West Hendon purchasers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in West Hendon? Will my West Hendon Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in West Hendon, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our home buyers survey check signs of flood damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a house in West Hendon in an at-risk area may be impacted. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the residential surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for West Hendon.

*Data accurate 04/01/2013

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