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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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  • 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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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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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 Survey is the best choice for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Charterhouse

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Charterhouse

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Charterhouse) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Charterhouse

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Charterhouse and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Charterhouse property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Charterhouse property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Charterhouse Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Charterhouse HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the home is in a good state, but regular upkeep may still be required. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. Roof coverings are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report. Leaning parapet walls is an example.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages for choosing a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a neglected detached property?

Albeit they are often referred to as Full Structural Surveys by house buyers they are now correctly called Building Surveys If you are purchasing an altered property, for example an extended house, this is now the most appropriate selection of survey to purchase. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is emailed and posted to the buyer going through any significant professional advice concerning the condition of the house.

There are certain no go areas with a Building Survey insofar as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Charterhouse building e.g. removing loft contents.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we want to buy we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board , will the surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

During a Homebuyer Report in Charterhouse a qualified surveyor will remark on the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous condition. This will include a general look-over of the superficial parts of the wiring as well as areas like checking the condition of visible wiring. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the survey in Charterhouse .

The IEE recommend that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Charterhouse and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Charterhouse property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Charterhouse property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Charterhouse Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Charterhouse HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the home is in a good state, but regular upkeep may still be required. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. Roof coverings are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report. Leaning parapet walls is an example.



Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages for choosing a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a neglected detached property?

Albeit they are often referred to as Full Structural Surveys by house buyers they are now correctly called Building Surveys If you are purchasing an altered property, for example an extended house, this is now the most appropriate selection of survey to purchase. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is emailed and posted to the buyer going through any significant professional advice concerning the condition of the house.

There are certain no go areas with a Building Survey insofar as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Charterhouse building e.g. removing loft contents.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we want to buy we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board , will the surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

During a Homebuyer Report in Charterhouse a qualified surveyor will remark on the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous condition. This will include a general look-over of the superficial parts of the wiring as well as areas like checking the condition of visible wiring. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the survey in Charterhouse .

The IEE recommend that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting).

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