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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.

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  • 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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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
  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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Which Home Survey should I pick for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Borough Green

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Borough Green

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Borough Green) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. cellared or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Borough Green

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Borough Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Borough Green property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Borough Green property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Borough Green Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Borough Green, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how concerning each aspect of the report is. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the property in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Efflorescence on external walls is an example.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has said subsidence is a concern. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a wall surface, simply as a result of settlement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Borough Green HomeBuyer Report look for possible water damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residential property will be secure against flood damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flooding occurs, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the house is at risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Borough Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Borough Green property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Borough Green property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Borough Green Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Borough Green, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how concerning each aspect of the report is. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the property in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Efflorescence on external walls is an example.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has said subsidence is a concern. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a wall surface, simply as a result of settlement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Borough Green HomeBuyer Report look for possible water damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residential property will be secure against flood damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flooding occurs, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the house is at risk.

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