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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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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 Home Survey is the right choice for my intended property purchase in Blackfen?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blackfen

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blackfen

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Blackfen) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blackfen

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Blackfen and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blackfen property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Blackfen property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Blackfen Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Blackfen include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer should use local property market knowledge and other things about the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area conjectures, such as stairway access to a flat or connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental issues like Blackfen planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Blackfen , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the Blackfen surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for Blackfen buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many properties can often hide roof maintenance problems, such as damp. From the sheeting to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Blackfen, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

Roof upkeep can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Blackfen roofing specialist.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the living room - Do we need a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Blackfen and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Blackfen property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Blackfen property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Blackfen Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Blackfen include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer should use local property market knowledge and other things about the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area conjectures, such as stairway access to a flat or connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental issues like Blackfen planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.



A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Blackfen , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the Blackfen surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for Blackfen buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many properties can often hide roof maintenance problems, such as damp. From the sheeting to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Blackfen, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

Roof upkeep can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Blackfen roofing specialist.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the living room - Do we need a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

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