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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.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • 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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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Home Buyers Survey
in Balham

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  • RICS surveyors in Balham
From £225
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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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Balham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Balham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Balham) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Balham

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Cornfield Grove, Balham, SW12

  • Building Survey
    Lysias Road, SW12

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Balham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Balham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Balham property's condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Balham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a home next to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic waste disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include complex organic chemicals. Health issues for example cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Balham will note structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Wandsworth Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Balham, and can a Balham property surveyor check possible flooding, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

It is estimated that over two million houses are at risk of flooding, and property buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including air bricks.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Fortunately, no recent flood alerts were announced for Balham, according to the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could rain have on our new building, and does our Balham chartered surveyor mention it? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be a hassle to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which high levels of rainfall has on a structure is often overlooked by home buyers. For example, rusted iron elements strongly suggest that the drainage systems are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

In most cases, this is generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Balham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Balham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Balham property's condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Balham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a home next to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic waste disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include complex organic chemicals. Health issues for example cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Balham will note structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Wandsworth Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Balham, and can a Balham property surveyor check possible flooding, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

It is estimated that over two million houses are at risk of flooding, and property buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including air bricks.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Fortunately, no recent flood alerts were announced for Balham, according to the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could rain have on our new building, and does our Balham chartered surveyor mention it? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be a hassle to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which high levels of rainfall has on a structure is often overlooked by home buyers. For example, rusted iron elements strongly suggest that the drainage systems are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

In most cases, this is generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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