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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 Survey should I pick for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Kensington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Kensington

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in North Kensington) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. wychert or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Kensington

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Blake Close, London, W10

Home Buyers Survey North Kensington

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in North Kensington and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the North Kensington property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the North Kensington property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a North Kensington Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to buy in North Kensington, should we be uneasy about a flood risk, and will the North Kensington surveyor investigate flooding?

The lives of many homeowners in North Kensington and across the UK have been disrupted by water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a North Kensington property through several routes, including badly fitted air bricks. An awareness of characteristics of the North Kensington area likely to affect the North Kensington property also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the North Kensington property is at risk.

No flood warnings were given for North Kensington, according to the Environment Agency.

*4th January 2013

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a house with Kentish Rag stone walls. What related issues must we watch out for? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Portland Roach Limestone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include penetrating damp.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder suggested subsidence is an issue. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up moisture.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in North Kensington and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the North Kensington property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the North Kensington property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a North Kensington Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to buy in North Kensington, should we be uneasy about a flood risk, and will the North Kensington surveyor investigate flooding?

The lives of many homeowners in North Kensington and across the UK have been disrupted by water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a North Kensington property through several routes, including badly fitted air bricks. An awareness of characteristics of the North Kensington area likely to affect the North Kensington property also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the North Kensington property is at risk.

No flood warnings were given for North Kensington, according to the Environment Agency.

*4th January 2013



Stone block wall damage

We are buying a house with Kentish Rag stone walls. What related issues must we watch out for? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Portland Roach Limestone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include penetrating damp.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder suggested subsidence is an issue. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up moisture.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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