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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
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chatham

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chatham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chatham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chatham

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Chatham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Chatham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chatham property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Chatham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the thirties house I intend to buy, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a Homebuyer Report in Chatham go into detail on electrical defects?

When conducting a Chatham Building Survey a qualified surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. This will include a visual view of any uncovered sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to issues like the mains. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Chatham .

House Prices

I want to purchase a flat in ME4. The asking price is £82, 062. What things does the Chatham RICS surveyor take into account when carrying out a property valuation report ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on house prices ranging from national factors such as interest rates to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It often helps to put side by side values recorded in Chatham for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £79, 462, which is £2, 600 less than the price you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £164, 550. Boleyn Court, 22, Manor Street, Gillingham, Medway, Medway, ME7 5AT a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £40, 000 .

The only way to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may wet weather have on our new home?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rainfall can have on property is often overlooked. If you have only been to the house in the Summer, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include mildew in the attic.

The good news is that guttering issues are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Chatham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Chatham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chatham property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Chatham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the thirties house I intend to buy, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a Homebuyer Report in Chatham go into detail on electrical defects?

When conducting a Chatham Building Survey a qualified surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. This will include a visual view of any uncovered sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to issues like the mains. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Chatham .



House Prices

I want to purchase a flat in ME4. The asking price is £82, 062. What things does the Chatham RICS surveyor take into account when carrying out a property valuation report ?

Any number of issues which could have a bearing on house prices ranging from national factors such as interest rates to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It often helps to put side by side values recorded in Chatham for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £79, 462, which is £2, 600 less than the price you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £164, 550. Boleyn Court, 22, Manor Street, Gillingham, Medway, Medway, ME7 5AT a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £40, 000 .

The only way to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may wet weather have on our new home?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rainfall can have on property is often overlooked. If you have only been to the house in the Summer, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include mildew in the attic.

The good news is that guttering issues are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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