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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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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chigwell

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chigwell

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chigwell) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chigwell

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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  • Property Valuation Report
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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Chigwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Chigwell property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Chigwell property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Chigwell Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor investigate signs of flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Guardian), and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.An awareness of characteristics of the Chigwell area likely to affect the residential property also enables the building surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a maisonette near to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include structurally instability. Health problems like downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Chigwell RICS surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Epping Forest Local Authority and advise you .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Chigwell, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by buyers in Chigwell who know that homes may be exposed to roof maintenance problems, such as mould. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the collar beams, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A local roofing specialist with solid references can provide a quote. Speak to Thompson Roofing of 1 Wedmore Av, Ilford, IG5 0XF on 07930 645705 for a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Chigwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Chigwell property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Chigwell property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Chigwell Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor investigate signs of flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Guardian), and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.An awareness of characteristics of the Chigwell area likely to affect the residential property also enables the building surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.



Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a maisonette near to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include structurally instability. Health problems like downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Chigwell RICS surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Epping Forest Local Authority and advise you .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Chigwell, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by buyers in Chigwell who know that homes may be exposed to roof maintenance problems, such as mould. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the collar beams, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A local roofing specialist with solid references can provide a quote. Speak to Thompson Roofing of 1 Wedmore Av, Ilford, IG5 0XF on 07930 645705 for a quote.

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