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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.

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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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in Battersea

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  • RICS surveyors in Battersea
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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Battersea

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Battersea

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Battersea) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Battersea

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Battersea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Battersea property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Battersea property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Battersea Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a home in Battersea. Does a Building Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with sub-soil shrinkage and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Battersea property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Battersea surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Battersea Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

Battersea Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and also a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To ascertain the valuation your independent surveyor will relate to knowledge of Battersea as well as other factors about the property e.g. size The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as the property isn't on a land fill site.

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 surveyor also assumes that there are no significant legal problems such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Battersea area conjectures, such as use of parking or services, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like local Battersea industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Substandard guttering

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

An example defect for this is leaking roof drains. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. This section does not include combined system problems.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Red, amber and green ratings give home purchasers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Battersea residence. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Battersea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Battersea property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Battersea property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Battersea Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a home in Battersea. Does a Building Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with sub-soil shrinkage and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Battersea property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Battersea surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Battersea Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

Battersea Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and also a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To ascertain the valuation your independent surveyor will relate to knowledge of Battersea as well as other factors about the property e.g. size The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as the property isn't on a land fill site.

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 surveyor also assumes that there are no significant legal problems such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Battersea area conjectures, such as use of parking or services, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like local Battersea industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Substandard guttering

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

An example defect for this is leaking roof drains. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. This section does not include combined system problems.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Red, amber and green ratings give home purchasers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Battersea residence. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

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