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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 Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Acton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Acton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Acton) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Acton

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Acton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Acton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Acton property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Acton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Acton House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of white asbestos flooring materials at the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of an infestation in the bedroom - Should we get a house surveyor?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and put your health in danger. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for a serious infestation may include removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

House Prices

Is £212, 826 the right sort of price to buy a property in W3 for and What things will a surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Acton on a property valuation report ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on property values including the location of nearby transport links or issues with drainage. As an indicator, one can try to consider flat prices recorded in the same area for similar properties. The mean flat price completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £240, 926, which is £28, 100 more than the price being asked. The average for houses and flats was £328, 890. 107A, Mill Hill Road, London, Ealing, Greater London, W3 8JF sold for £57, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Acton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Acton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Acton property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Acton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Acton House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of white asbestos flooring materials at the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should recommend professional testing.



Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of an infestation in the bedroom - Should we get a house surveyor?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and put your health in danger. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for a serious infestation may include removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

House Prices

Is £212, 826 the right sort of price to buy a property in W3 for and What things will a surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Acton on a property valuation report ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on property values including the location of nearby transport links or issues with drainage. As an indicator, one can try to consider flat prices recorded in the same area for similar properties. The mean flat price completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £240, 926, which is £28, 100 more than the price being asked. The average for houses and flats was £328, 890. 107A, Mill Hill Road, London, Ealing, Greater London, W3 8JF sold for £57, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

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