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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.

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  • 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.

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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ashtead

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ashtead

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Ashtead) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ashtead

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Ashtead

  • Building Survey
    Four Gables, Ashley Court Ashtead Woods Road, Ashtead, KT21

  • Building Survey
    Newton Wood Road, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Ashtead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Ashtead property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Ashtead property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ashtead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

On a Ashtead HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The drainage system is inspected visually. This section does not include defects in the sewer system. Missing gutters is an example of this.

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a property I am planning to purchase, it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will a Homebuyer Report in Ashtead report on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Home Survey in Ashtead your surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include a visual look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of areas e.g. inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate that a Periodic Inspection be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Ashtead that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a smooth and even finish. The finish is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian homes. Stucco is very similar to any other render. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Ashtead surveyors can discover any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other potential problems may be when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Ashtead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Ashtead property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Ashtead property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ashtead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

On a Ashtead HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The drainage system is inspected visually. This section does not include defects in the sewer system. Missing gutters is an example of this.

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.



Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a property I am planning to purchase, it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will a Homebuyer Report in Ashtead report on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Home Survey in Ashtead your surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include a visual look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of areas e.g. inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate that a Periodic Inspection be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Ashtead that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a smooth and even finish. The finish is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian homes. Stucco is very similar to any other render. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Ashtead surveyors can discover any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other potential problems may be when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

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