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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.

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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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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
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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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Which Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Carshalton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Carshalton

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Carshalton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Carshalton

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Property Valuation Report
    Warnham Court Road, Carshalton, SM5

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Culvers Avenue, Carshalton, SM5

Home Buyers Survey Carshalton

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Carshalton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Carshalton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Carshalton property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Carshalton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Carshalton? Can my Carshalton Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the bathroom to a hard-to-open bathroom door. A Carshalton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we intend to move into, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does a surveyor report on the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Survey in Carshalton a surveyor will comment on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in a hazardous state. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to things, for example the location of the meter or consumer unit. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Carshalton. What will we need to consider when buying an old building? Will repairs costs be higher?

A property's age can worry purchasers. Homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Carshalton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Carshalton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Carshalton property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Carshalton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Carshalton? Can my Carshalton Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the bathroom to a hard-to-open bathroom door. A Carshalton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.



Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we intend to move into, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does a surveyor report on the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Survey in Carshalton a surveyor will comment on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in a hazardous state. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to things, for example the location of the meter or consumer unit. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Carshalton. What will we need to consider when buying an old building? Will repairs costs be higher?

A property's age can worry purchasers. Homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced.

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