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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.

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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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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
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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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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 Chichester

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chichester

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chichester) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard , for example stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chichester

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Chichester and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chichester property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Chichester property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Chichester property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Chichester Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of pests in the lounge. Should we get a surveyor?

Chichester home buyers should know that is not a requirement that a seller to disclose a vermin problem. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to pests can include destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers in Chichester a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Elements of the property which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

One example would be loose render. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be investigated.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the thirties house I am intending to move into I think we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Homebuyer Report in Chichester write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Chichester Home Survey the home surveyor will usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsafe condition. This will include a visual look-over of open or exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox as well as things like the location of the fuse board . Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a periodic test should be carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Chichester and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chichester property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Chichester property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Chichester property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Chichester Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of pests in the lounge. Should we get a surveyor?

Chichester home buyers should know that is not a requirement that a seller to disclose a vermin problem. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to pests can include destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.



Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers in Chichester a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Elements of the property which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

One example would be loose render. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be investigated.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the thirties house I am intending to move into I think we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Homebuyer Report in Chichester write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Chichester Home Survey the home surveyor will usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsafe condition. This will include a visual look-over of open or exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox as well as things like the location of the fuse board . Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a periodic test should be carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

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