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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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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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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Biggin Hill

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Biggin Hill

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Biggin Hill) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Biggin Hill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Biggin Hill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Biggin Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Biggin Hill property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Biggin Hill House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Biggin Hill property and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. What should we expect a Building Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the kitchen wall to a hard-to-open kitchen door. A Biggin Hill surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Biggin Hill. Is there any brick guidelines for upkeep we should be aware of??

Brick Biggin Hill property will indicate several common problems, from inadequate damp-proofing to spalling. Your property surveyor would usually include these. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. For more information, contact a local builder, Illustrious Construction of 23/Manford Court/Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4DP on 07960 227640.

For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s residential property with stone walls. What matters must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects such as deteriorating mortar affect many stone-walled buildings. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Biggin Hill, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Moorhouse Sandpit Pit C Quarry, Off Westerham Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 2EU for details. Call 01959 563188 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Biggin Hill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Biggin Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Biggin Hill property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Biggin Hill House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Biggin Hill property and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. What should we expect a Building Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the kitchen wall to a hard-to-open kitchen door. A Biggin Hill surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Biggin Hill. Is there any brick guidelines for upkeep we should be aware of??

Brick Biggin Hill property will indicate several common problems, from inadequate damp-proofing to spalling. Your property surveyor would usually include these. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. For more information, contact a local builder, Illustrious Construction of 23/Manford Court/Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4DP on 07960 227640.

For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s residential property with stone walls. What matters must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects such as deteriorating mortar affect many stone-walled buildings. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Biggin Hill, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Moorhouse Sandpit Pit C Quarry, Off Westerham Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 2EU for details. Call 01959 563188 for more information.

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