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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
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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
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barking

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barking

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Barking) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barking

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Barking and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Barking property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Barking property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Barking property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Barking Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 19th Century cottage in Barking. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Vernacular architecture can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. As an example of Post Medieval building, Eastbury Manor in Barking was constructed in around 1566.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay. On no account endeavour to remove it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report on a Barking property will include an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To fully consider the market value the surveyor will combine local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and use other assumptions such as there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any major legal problems e.g. there being no outstanding claims. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Barking area conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Barking and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Barking property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Barking property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Barking property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Barking Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 19th Century cottage in Barking. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Vernacular architecture can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. As an example of Post Medieval building, Eastbury Manor in Barking was constructed in around 1566.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay. On no account endeavour to remove it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report on a Barking property will include an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To fully consider the market value the surveyor will combine local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and use other assumptions such as there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any major legal problems e.g. there being no outstanding claims. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Barking area conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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