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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 Central London
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Central London

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Central London

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Central London) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Central London

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Central London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Central London property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Central London property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Central London Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Factors from fungal decay to acid rain can cause major repair bills for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues, with severe changes in the water table level and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as a sticking door in the drawing room. There is a real benefit in booking a Central London surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be bugs at the house we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Properties are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies.

Treatment for a serious infestation may include traps or removal of infected furniture.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the building's roof will be checked?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by property purchasers who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From valley gutters to trusses, every part of the roof should be reported on. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Central London, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself. Call Decent Roofing of 1 Hill Road, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7LX on 0800-023 4830 for an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Central London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Central London property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Central London property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Central London Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Factors from fungal decay to acid rain can cause major repair bills for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues, with severe changes in the water table level and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as a sticking door in the drawing room. There is a real benefit in booking a Central London surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.



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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be bugs at the house we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Properties are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies.

Treatment for a serious infestation may include traps or removal of infected furniture.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the building's roof will be checked?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by property purchasers who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From valley gutters to trusses, every part of the roof should be reported on. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Central London, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself. Call Decent Roofing of 1 Hill Road, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7LX on 0800-023 4830 for an estimate.

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