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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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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.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position for instance, in addition to gas affiliated appliances e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. If there are any gas fittings they won't actually be undone. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Acton include West London Heating Ltd of Unit 2, West London Heating Ltd, Park Royal Road, London Tel. 08450 942332 and G J OToole & Son of 41, Heathfield Court, Heathfield Terrace, London Tel. 07976234117.

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.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the seller has confirmed that it has been built with Hopton Wood stone. What problems should we be aware of?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects affecting stone-built buildings can vary, efflorescence being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

If you need more assistance, contact a Acton firm - Stoneworks (UK) Ltd, 42 Colville Rd, London, W3 8BL could help.

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.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position for instance, in addition to gas affiliated appliances e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. If there are any gas fittings they won't actually be undone. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Acton include West London Heating Ltd of Unit 2, West London Heating Ltd, Park Royal Road, London Tel. 08450 942332 and G J OToole & Son of 41, Heathfield Court, Heathfield Terrace, London Tel. 07976234117.



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.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the seller has confirmed that it has been built with Hopton Wood stone. What problems should we be aware of?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects affecting stone-built buildings can vary, efflorescence being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

If you need more assistance, contact a Acton firm - Stoneworks (UK) Ltd, 42 Colville Rd, London, W3 8BL could help.

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