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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

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  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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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What Survey is the correct choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Abbey Wood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Abbey Wood

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Abbey Wood) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as a wood frame or older property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Abbey Wood

    This is an independent valuation . This report is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Wickham Lane, Plumstead, SE2

  • HomeBuyer Report
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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Abbey Wood and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Abbey Wood property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Abbey Wood property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Abbey Wood Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property in Abbey Wood. Should we get a surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Abbey Wood home may not be asked by the lawyer. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected home may not always be easy to identify. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our HomeBuyer Report search for flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

The lives of many home owners in Abbey Wood and across the UK have been impacted by water damage caused by flooding, and owning a Abbey Wood property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. The home survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich, near Abbey Wood, was given an updated status of 'No warnings' on 5/12/08, by the Environment Agency.

*Accurate as of 04/01/2013

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. What will our Abbey Wood building surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors in Abbey Wood by Abbey Wood buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to damage to the roof. From the sheathing to the wind braces, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Abbey Wood and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Abbey Wood property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Abbey Wood property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Abbey Wood Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property in Abbey Wood. Should we get a surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Abbey Wood home may not be asked by the lawyer. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected home may not always be easy to identify. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.



Damage resulting from flooding

Would our HomeBuyer Report search for flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

The lives of many home owners in Abbey Wood and across the UK have been impacted by water damage caused by flooding, and owning a Abbey Wood property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. The home survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich, near Abbey Wood, was given an updated status of 'No warnings' on 5/12/08, by the Environment Agency.

*Accurate as of 04/01/2013

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. What will our Abbey Wood building surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors in Abbey Wood by Abbey Wood buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to damage to the roof. From the sheathing to the wind braces, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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