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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harrow

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harrow

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Harrow) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harrow

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Harrow and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Harrow property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Harrow property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the unmodernised property I expect to lease, it looked like there is an old fuse board ; will a Homebuyer Report in Harrow go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Harrow Building Survey a RICS surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. A Chartered surveyor should also provide detail on potential areas for concern such as if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Harrow.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties built with stone cause issues for the owner? Are there specific factors to consider?

Buyers of a stone-built listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. This is monitored by the local council. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes in Harrow, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Harrow property will include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will refer to area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Harrow and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Harrow property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Harrow property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the unmodernised property I expect to lease, it looked like there is an old fuse board ; will a Homebuyer Report in Harrow go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Harrow Building Survey a RICS surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. A Chartered surveyor should also provide detail on potential areas for concern such as if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Harrow.



Stone block wall damage

Can properties built with stone cause issues for the owner? Are there specific factors to consider?

Buyers of a stone-built listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. This is monitored by the local council. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes in Harrow, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Harrow property will include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will refer to area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

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