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Homebuyer
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Pancras

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Pancras

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in St Pancras) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Pancras

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in St Pancras and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the St Pancras property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the St Pancras property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a St Pancras Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the House Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for property owners. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a St Pancras property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this property is located by a brook. Is there a major flood risk? Would our HomeBuyer Report look for indications of flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a house will be secure against flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a St Pancras house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The chartered surveyor may ask the vendor if the St Pancras house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

The Environment Agency state that no warnings have been for St Pancras.

*Information correct 4th Jan 2013

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to upgrade to the full structural survey when acquiring a shabby Victorian bungalow near St Pancras as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes still referred to as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is no longer available and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. The Building Survey is now the correct choice of home survey when purchasing an altered property e.g. a property in poor condition St Pancras house. This survey summarises comprehensive and often crucial professional advice about the homes construction and uses on top of any maintenance needs after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the house.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in St Pancras and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the St Pancras property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the St Pancras property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a St Pancras Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the House Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for property owners. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a St Pancras property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.



Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this property is located by a brook. Is there a major flood risk? Would our HomeBuyer Report look for indications of flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a house will be secure against flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a St Pancras house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The chartered surveyor may ask the vendor if the St Pancras house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

The Environment Agency state that no warnings have been for St Pancras.

*Information correct 4th Jan 2013

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to upgrade to the full structural survey when acquiring a shabby Victorian bungalow near St Pancras as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes still referred to as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is no longer available and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. The Building Survey is now the correct choice of home survey when purchasing an altered property e.g. a property in poor condition St Pancras house. This survey summarises comprehensive and often crucial professional advice about the homes construction and uses on top of any maintenance needs after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the house.

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