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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
  Property Valuation
  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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cowfold

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cowfold

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cowfold) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cowfold

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Cowfold and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Cowfold property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cowfold property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Cowfold House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Cowfold, and can a Cowfold HomeBuyer Report investigate any flooding damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can cause floods, and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The building surveyor may ask the residents if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Cowfold.

*Information correct 04/01/13

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a building proximate to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including commercial waste material disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns such as abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Cowfold will notice structural defects linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Horsham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Cowfold builder suggested subsidence could be a concern affecting the flat. Is this a urgent concern, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Most homes in Cowfold are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of temperature or humidity variation. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Cowfold and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Cowfold property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cowfold property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Cowfold House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Cowfold, and can a Cowfold HomeBuyer Report investigate any flooding damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can cause floods, and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The building surveyor may ask the residents if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Cowfold.

*Information correct 04/01/13



Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a building proximate to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including commercial waste material disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns such as abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Cowfold will notice structural defects linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Horsham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Cowfold builder suggested subsidence could be a concern affecting the flat. Is this a urgent concern, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Most homes in Cowfold are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of temperature or humidity variation. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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