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Homebuyer
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Building
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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northolt

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northolt

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Northolt) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northolt

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Northolt and which is cheaper?

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

If the Northolt property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Northolt property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Northolt Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Northolt. Can a RICS surveyor investigate signs of flooding, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams can cause water damage caused by flooding, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in question is in danger. The survey report may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a survey report if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Northolt home is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for Northolt.

*Information accurate 04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should rainfall have on our new Northolt property, and does our house surveyor mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on buildings is usually overlooked. If you have only visited the home in good weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include rusted iron elements. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Chimney stacks

On a Northolt HomeBuyer Report, what might a an red light rating mean for chimney stacks?

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. An example of this is vent connectors which improperly extend into chimney. They Chimney stacks are visually inspected from ground level as required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Northolt and which is cheaper?

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

If the Northolt property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Northolt property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Northolt Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Northolt. Can a RICS surveyor investigate signs of flooding, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams can cause water damage caused by flooding, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in question is in danger. The survey report may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a survey report if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Northolt home is at risk.



According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for Northolt.

*Information accurate 04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should rainfall have on our new Northolt property, and does our house surveyor mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on buildings is usually overlooked. If you have only visited the home in good weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include rusted iron elements. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Chimney stacks

On a Northolt HomeBuyer Report, what might a an red light rating mean for chimney stacks?

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. An example of this is vent connectors which improperly extend into chimney. They Chimney stacks are visually inspected from ground level as required.

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