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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Edmonton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Edmonton

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Edmonton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as thatched or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Edmonton

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Edmonton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Edmonton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Edmonton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Edmonton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found the driveway surface is broken and uneven when we last viewed the property. Is this a major risk, and what subsidence information does the Edmonton home survey include?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work because the issues which a Edmonton surveyor will seek to find could easily be caused by a number of factors. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Edmonton, what input does the surveyor give for residences built from brick chimney? Does render make a difference?

Brick Edmonton apartments will be affected by numerous defects, including frost damage and spalling. Your surveyor should report on these. One problem often found is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. J L Brickwork should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 15 Hartford Rd, Sunderland, SR4 8DE or 0191-534 5075.

E.g. stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when buying an older property in Edmonton? Will the property's age be an issue?

The age of a structure can often be problematic, and Houses employing traditional methods can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. If the home you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Edmonton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Edmonton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Edmonton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Edmonton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found the driveway surface is broken and uneven when we last viewed the property. Is this a major risk, and what subsidence information does the Edmonton home survey include?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work because the issues which a Edmonton surveyor will seek to find could easily be caused by a number of factors. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.



Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Edmonton, what input does the surveyor give for residences built from brick chimney? Does render make a difference?

Brick Edmonton apartments will be affected by numerous defects, including frost damage and spalling. Your surveyor should report on these. One problem often found is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. J L Brickwork should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 15 Hartford Rd, Sunderland, SR4 8DE or 0191-534 5075.

E.g. stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when buying an older property in Edmonton? Will the property's age be an issue?

The age of a structure can often be problematic, and Houses employing traditional methods can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. If the home you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice.

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