HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Covent Garden

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Covent Garden

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

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.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Covent Garden Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Home Survey do I need for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Covent Garden

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Covent Garden

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Covent Garden) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Covent Garden

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

Reviews

Covent Garden Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Covent Garden Surveyors

Home Surveys in Covent Garden

RICS Chartered Surveyors with coverage in Covent Garden and throughout every county of England and Wales.

Home Buyers Survey Covent Garden

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Covent Garden and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Covent Garden property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Covent Garden property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Covent Garden Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does heavy rainfall have on our new house? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rain can have on houses in Covent Garden is not given enough thought by house purchasers. For example, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage strongly suggest that the drainage are at risk, and may lead to damage to foundations. Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration

of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that the had been a problem with damp. What advice would the surveyor in Covent Garden give in their report?

This is a common concern for Covent Garden home buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many properties can still be subject to roofing problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the slates to the roof battens. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Covent Garden, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the building surveyors will look for a range of signs, including badly installed felting.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing contractor in Covent Garden can provide an estimate.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a property near to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: inert waste material disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health concerns for example spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Covent Garden will examine any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Westminster Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Covent Garden and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Covent Garden property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Covent Garden property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Covent Garden Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does heavy rainfall have on our new house? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rain can have on houses in Covent Garden is not given enough thought by house purchasers. For example, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage strongly suggest that the drainage are at risk, and may lead to damage to foundations. Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration



of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that the had been a problem with damp. What advice would the surveyor in Covent Garden give in their report?

This is a common concern for Covent Garden home buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many properties can still be subject to roofing problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the slates to the roof battens. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Covent Garden, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the building surveyors will look for a range of signs, including badly installed felting.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing contractor in Covent Garden can provide an estimate.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a property near to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: inert waste material disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health concerns for example spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Covent Garden will examine any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Westminster Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote