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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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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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What Home Survey should I select for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bramford

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bramford

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bramford) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bramford

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Ashcroft Road, IP1

  • Building Survey
    Herent Drive, Clayhall, Ilford, Essex, IP1

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bramford and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bramford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bramford property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Bramford Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a property in Bramford, does the residential surveyor investigate any flooding, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are exposed to water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before flood damage occurs, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would need to be wary of when purchasing a converted flat in Bramford inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local councils. Your surveyor must possess relevant knowledge of local area issues and any effect they have on the building. Property values will be greater due to them being unspoilt. However many of them are falling into have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the property looks to be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved changes to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer. Gotelee are a local firm situated at 31-41 Elm Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2AY should be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01473 211121

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Bramford, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a property surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by Bramford buyers who know that homes will suffer issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as wind braces, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The expense of a complete replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bramford and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bramford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bramford property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Bramford Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a property in Bramford, does the residential surveyor investigate any flooding, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are exposed to water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before flood damage occurs, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would need to be wary of when purchasing a converted flat in Bramford inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local councils. Your surveyor must possess relevant knowledge of local area issues and any effect they have on the building. Property values will be greater due to them being unspoilt. However many of them are falling into have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the property looks to be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved changes to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer. Gotelee are a local firm situated at 31-41 Elm Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2AY should be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01473 211121

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Bramford, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a property surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by Bramford buyers who know that homes will suffer issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as wind braces, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The expense of a complete replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

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