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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.

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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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  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 property survey do I need for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clapham

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clapham

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Clapham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clapham

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Clapham and which is cheaper?

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

If the Clapham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Clapham property's condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Clapham Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1983-built house in Clapham and noticed cracks along the garage ceiling. What subsidence issues will the home survey reveal?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Cracks are a clear indication of subsidence. Fortunately, these are in many cases benign. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls

of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would be advised to look out for if purchasing a converted house in Clapham inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have knowledge of relevant local area factors and the bearing they have with the home. Values will likely be higher due to conservation areas retaining their original character. However a large number have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

RICS surveyors will inform you whether the location looks like it may be so designated and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your legal adviser. Unconsented changes to the property will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Victorian property looks in bad shape - what should we do?

Brick Clapham converted property will suffer from considerable issues, from weathering to crumbling mortar. For example, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and may require immediate attention. R B Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07852 349933 or 24 Crichton Av, Wallington, SM6 8HL.

A range of styles and techniques of brick building can be found across the UK. As an example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Clapham and which is cheaper?

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

If the Clapham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Clapham property's condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Clapham Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1983-built house in Clapham and noticed cracks along the garage ceiling. What subsidence issues will the home survey reveal?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Cracks are a clear indication of subsidence. Fortunately, these are in many cases benign. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls



of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would be advised to look out for if purchasing a converted house in Clapham inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have knowledge of relevant local area factors and the bearing they have with the home. Values will likely be higher due to conservation areas retaining their original character. However a large number have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - the removal front garden walls

RICS surveyors will inform you whether the location looks like it may be so designated and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your legal adviser. Unconsented changes to the property will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Victorian property looks in bad shape - what should we do?

Brick Clapham converted property will suffer from considerable issues, from weathering to crumbling mortar. For example, frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely and may require immediate attention. R B Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07852 349933 or 24 Crichton Av, Wallington, SM6 8HL.

A range of styles and techniques of brick building can be found across the UK. As an example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

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