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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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  • RICS surveyors in Bow
From £225
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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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What Home Survey should I select for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bow

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bow

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Bow) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bow

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Bow Belle, Bow Road, London, E3

  • Building Survey
    Campbell Road, Bow, London, E3

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bow and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bow property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Bow property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Bow property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Bow Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1984-built house in Bow and saw evidence of that windows in the lounge did not line up. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does occur in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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, with no underpinning required. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties partially constructed with stone cause problems for the buyer? What issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including algae. Issues including algae affect many stone-walled properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Repair advice often includes repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I am meaning to move into, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; will a surveyor advise on the electrical system?

When conducting a Building Survey in Bow the RICS surveyor should usually mention the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe state. This should include a general view of the accessible sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of areas like checking the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Bow.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bow and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bow property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Bow property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Bow property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Bow Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1984-built house in Bow and saw evidence of that windows in the lounge did not line up. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does occur in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.



Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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, with no underpinning required. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties partially constructed with stone cause problems for the buyer? What issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including algae. Issues including algae affect many stone-walled properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Repair advice often includes repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a property I am meaning to move into, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; will a surveyor advise on the electrical system?

When conducting a Building Survey in Bow the RICS surveyor should usually mention the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe state. This should include a general view of the accessible sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of areas like checking the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Bow.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (5 if letting out).

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