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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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  • 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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Valuation
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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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What building survey should I pick for my prospective house purchase in Copse Hill?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Copse Hill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Copse Hill

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Copse Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Copse Hill

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Copse Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Copse Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Copse Hill property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Copse Hill Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses cause issues for purchasers? Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

Damp proof course issues can often cause problems for properties with stone walls. Issues including mould affect many stone-walled properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating an accurate value estimate your surveyor will combine area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. style of architecture Your Copse Hill surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area conjectures, like services, are made in addition to Copse Hill environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Copse Hill homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Does a Copse Hill Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with severe changes in the water table level and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a Copse Hill surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Copse Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Copse Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Copse Hill property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Copse Hill Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses cause issues for purchasers? Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

Damp proof course issues can often cause problems for properties with stone walls. Issues including mould affect many stone-walled properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating an accurate value estimate your surveyor will combine area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. style of architecture Your Copse Hill surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area conjectures, like services, are made in addition to Copse Hill environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Copse Hill homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Does a Copse Hill Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with severe changes in the water table level and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a Copse Hill surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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