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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hounslow

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hounslow

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hounslow) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hounslow

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Hounslow and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hounslow property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Hounslow property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Hounslow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the mid-century home I am intending to acquire I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system; will the Hounslow surveyor report on electrical system condition?

When performing a Hounslow Building Survey the surveyor will typically remark on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsatisfactory state. This should include a by sight check of any revealed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of possible problems relating to things like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Hounslow.

The IEE advise that a periodic test be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there could be asbestos textured coatings being found in property. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Hounslow go into it?

Fears around asbestos are common. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings for example. Most asbestos was imported from the US. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Professional removal of asbestos will probably be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by professionals. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Hounslow HomeBuyer report. Your surveyor will note suspected asbestos during the survey and should inform you of the options.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Hounslow, and think we saw signs of vermin in the bedrooms. Should we get a surveyor?

Property purchasers in Hounslow should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. Evidence may not be easy to find, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for a serious infestation may include chemical treatment and removal or excision of affected timber. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Hounslow and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hounslow property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Hounslow property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Hounslow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the mid-century home I am intending to acquire I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system; will the Hounslow surveyor report on electrical system condition?

When performing a Hounslow Building Survey the surveyor will typically remark on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsatisfactory state. This should include a by sight check of any revealed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of possible problems relating to things like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Hounslow.



The IEE advise that a periodic test be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there could be asbestos textured coatings being found in property. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Hounslow go into it?

Fears around asbestos are common. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings for example. Most asbestos was imported from the US. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Professional removal of asbestos will probably be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by professionals. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Hounslow HomeBuyer report. Your surveyor will note suspected asbestos during the survey and should inform you of the options.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Hounslow, and think we saw signs of vermin in the bedrooms. Should we get a surveyor?

Property purchasers in Hounslow should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. Evidence may not be easy to find, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for a serious infestation may include chemical treatment and removal or excision of affected timber. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

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