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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.

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

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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
  Property Valuation
  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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Which Survey is the best choice for my prospective house purchase in Willesden?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Willesden

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Willesden

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Willesden) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for unconventional , for example stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Willesden

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Willesden and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Willesden property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Willesden property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Willesden House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we need to consider if buying a property in Willesden in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Willesden need to possess knowledge of local area factors and the effect they have with the home and its value. Values is usually greater because of the areas being preserved. However a growing number have fallen into disrepair for example - out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the property is/might be within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out by your conveyancer.

Unapproved modifications to the property may be commented on, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Willesden home. What should we do?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Willesden. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for pest problems may include destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Willesden, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can the Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Willesden and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Willesden property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Willesden property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Willesden House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we need to consider if buying a property in Willesden in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Willesden need to possess knowledge of local area factors and the effect they have with the home and its value. Values is usually greater because of the areas being preserved. However a growing number have fallen into disrepair for example - out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the property is/might be within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out by your conveyancer.



Unapproved modifications to the property may be commented on, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Willesden home. What should we do?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Willesden. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for pest problems may include destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Willesden, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can the Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

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