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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Slough

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Slough

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Slough) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Slough

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Slough and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Slough property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Slough property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Slough Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a sixties house we expect to buy, it appeared that there is old wiring; does the Slough surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Homebuyer Report in Slough the RICS surveyor will usually report on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include an overview or examination of the open sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to areas e.g. whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. .

Examining the evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Slough .

The IEE strongly advise that a periodic test is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Slough and are looking for a property built with brick. What recommendations will you make?

Brick-constructed converted property feature several advantages. However, they can also be affected by diverse problems, including DPC failure and vertical cracking. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with feedback. An especially severe issue is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Contact several local builders for quotes, including JSC Brickwork of 152 Lennard Rd, Beckenham, BR3 1QP on 07802 982326.

Brick-constructed property are found in many homes built in this country, leading to a selection of different courses and brick making techniques. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor check the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

Your local surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas affiliated fixtures, for instance fireplaces. If there are any gas fittings they will not however be detached. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Berkshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include M S A Heating of 35, Northern Road, Slough, Berkshire Tel. 07861393914 and Fred Harrod Heating & Plumbing of 18 Templewood Lane Cottages, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Berkshire Tel. 07860235004.

Regulations require that all landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Slough and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Slough property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Slough property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Slough Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a sixties house we expect to buy, it appeared that there is old wiring; does the Slough surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Homebuyer Report in Slough the RICS surveyor will usually report on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include an overview or examination of the open sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to areas e.g. whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. .

Examining the evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Slough .



The IEE strongly advise that a periodic test is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Slough and are looking for a property built with brick. What recommendations will you make?

Brick-constructed converted property feature several advantages. However, they can also be affected by diverse problems, including DPC failure and vertical cracking. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with feedback. An especially severe issue is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Contact several local builders for quotes, including JSC Brickwork of 152 Lennard Rd, Beckenham, BR3 1QP on 07802 982326.

Brick-constructed property are found in many homes built in this country, leading to a selection of different courses and brick making techniques. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor check the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

Your local surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas affiliated fixtures, for instance fireplaces. If there are any gas fittings they will not however be detached. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Berkshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include M S A Heating of 35, Northern Road, Slough, Berkshire Tel. 07861393914 and Fred Harrod Heating & Plumbing of 18 Templewood Lane Cottages, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Berkshire Tel. 07860235004.

Regulations require that all landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

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