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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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  • 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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  Mortgage Valuation
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Valuation
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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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What building survey should I pick for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bromley By Bow

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bromley By Bow

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bromley By Bow) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bromley By Bow

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bromley By Bow and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Bromley By Bow property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Bromley By Bow property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Bromley By Bow Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in Bromley By Bow.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Commonly it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bromley By Bow Home Buyers Suveys sometimes show issues e.g. lateral hairline cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems could be when moisture beneath DPCs which results in detachment. Re-applying problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas heaters?

A qualified surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the condition of the meter for example, as well as gas affiliated installations like fireplaces. Fittings or covers will not however be taken off. The gas system won't be tested at all. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate that all landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this converted apartment is badly worn. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built Bromley By Bow homes demonstrate several benefits over structures built with irregular stone. Unfortunately, they also be affected by both minor and serious issues. Such defects will be discussed in the report. A defect requiring immediate attention is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Baxter DS may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01202 385887 or 18 Twyford Way, Poole, BH17 8BL.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bromley By Bow and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Bromley By Bow property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Bromley By Bow property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Bromley By Bow Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in Bromley By Bow.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Commonly it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bromley By Bow Home Buyers Suveys sometimes show issues e.g. lateral hairline cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems could be when moisture beneath DPCs which results in detachment. Re-applying problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.



Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas heaters?

A qualified surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the condition of the meter for example, as well as gas affiliated installations like fireplaces. Fittings or covers will not however be taken off. The gas system won't be tested at all. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate that all landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this converted apartment is badly worn. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built Bromley By Bow homes demonstrate several benefits over structures built with irregular stone. Unfortunately, they also be affected by both minor and serious issues. Such defects will be discussed in the report. A defect requiring immediate attention is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Baxter DS may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01202 385887 or 18 Twyford Way, Poole, BH17 8BL.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

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