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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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What Survey is the correct choice for my prospective house purchase in Chinatown?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chinatown

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chinatown

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chinatown) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chinatown

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Chinatown and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Chinatown property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Chinatown property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Chinatown Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of if buying a maisonette proximate to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including hazardous waste material disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks might include heavy metals. Health problems such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Chinatown surveyors will notice any structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Westminster Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials including acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in patching compounds.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Chinatown Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Chinatown HomeBuyer report. Your Chinatown surveyor should note potential asbestos during the survey and will advise accordingly.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Chinatown. Can a home surveyor check for possible flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office), and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including loose patio doors. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a HomeBuyer Report if the chartered surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property is at risk.

No flood alerts were made for Chinatown, according to the Environment Agency.

*This information correct - 4th Jan 2013

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Chinatown and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Chinatown property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Chinatown property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Chinatown Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of if buying a maisonette proximate to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including hazardous waste material disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks might include heavy metals. Health problems such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Chinatown surveyors will notice any structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Westminster Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials including acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in patching compounds.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Chinatown Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Chinatown HomeBuyer report. Your Chinatown surveyor should note potential asbestos during the survey and will advise accordingly.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Chinatown. Can a home surveyor check for possible flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office), and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including loose patio doors. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a HomeBuyer Report if the chartered surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property is at risk.

No flood alerts were made for Chinatown, according to the Environment Agency.

*This information correct - 4th Jan 2013

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