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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
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North London

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North London

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in North London) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North London

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in North London and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the North London property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the North London property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant North London House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern, what are the risks and does the building survey in North London report on it?

Properties erected prior to the 80's will in all probability include some materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. Some types may be in building materials for example roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. It is mainly found in the US. Technically all forms are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately. Removing it asbestos may be dear and must always be completed by professionals. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a North London survey. They will note possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a home surveyor consider water damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Flooding in North London can cause severe damage to both contents and property. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.An awareness of characteristics of the North London area likely to affect the property also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The residential surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a gatehouse. What impact will the property's rafter roof have on regular maintenance?

The age of a structure can create issues for homeowners. North London property featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Discuss this with the North London surveyor for more detail.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in North London and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the North London property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the North London property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant North London House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern, what are the risks and does the building survey in North London report on it?

Properties erected prior to the 80's will in all probability include some materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. Some types may be in building materials for example roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. It is mainly found in the US. Technically all forms are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.



Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately. Removing it asbestos may be dear and must always be completed by professionals. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a North London survey. They will note possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a home surveyor consider water damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Flooding in North London can cause severe damage to both contents and property. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.An awareness of characteristics of the North London area likely to affect the property also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The residential surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a gatehouse. What impact will the property's rafter roof have on regular maintenance?

The age of a structure can create issues for homeowners. North London property featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Discuss this with the North London surveyor for more detail.

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Recent North London Surveyor Reports

  • Missing restraint leads to roof spread

    By Scott Oke January 9th, 2013

    Following the inspection of a converted roof space on a home in Mill Hill, London, we noted a significant crack in the meeting of the rafters. The original roof structure has been converted into a habitable room and there is no indication of any excessive distortion which suggests the...