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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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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Buckhurst Hill

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Buckhurst Hill

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Buckhurst Hill) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Buckhurst Hill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Princes Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9

  • Building Survey
    The Chequers, Hills Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Buckhurst Hill and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Buckhurst Hill property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Buckhurst Hill property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Buckhurst Hill Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I need to verify if buying a property in Buckhurst Hill near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Buckhurst Hill need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local area factors and the connection they have on the property. Values is usually inflated due to conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors will advise you whether the location looks to be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic extensions to the property should be reported, however these should be concern for the solicitor. Carter Devile are a local firm situated at 82 Queens Road, Redbridge, London, IG9 5BS will be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 020 8504 9303

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property in Buckhurst Hill. Are there any major potential issues that we should be aware of, 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 displacement. Problems which impact stone-built Buckhurst Hill homes can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Buckhurst Hill homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Buckhurst Hill that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and was found on Victorian and Georgian homes. The composition is very like plaster. It used to have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Buckhurst Hill surveyors commonly highlight any number of problems like trapped moisture culminating in internal damp problems. Other issues might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Buckhurst Hill and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Buckhurst Hill property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Buckhurst Hill property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Buckhurst Hill Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I need to verify if buying a property in Buckhurst Hill near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Buckhurst Hill need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local area factors and the connection they have on the property. Values is usually inflated due to conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors will advise you whether the location looks to be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic extensions to the property should be reported, however these should be concern for the solicitor. Carter Devile are a local firm situated at 82 Queens Road, Redbridge, London, IG9 5BS will be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 020 8504 9303



Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property in Buckhurst Hill. Are there any major potential issues that we should be aware of, 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 displacement. Problems which impact stone-built Buckhurst Hill homes can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Buckhurst Hill homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Buckhurst Hill that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and was found on Victorian and Georgian homes. The composition is very like plaster. It used to have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Buckhurst Hill surveyors commonly highlight any number of problems like trapped moisture culminating in internal damp problems. Other issues might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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