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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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  • 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
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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 Survey should I select for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crayford

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crayford

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Crayford) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crayford

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Crayford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Crayford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Crayford property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Crayford Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as shed roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in soil vent pipes.

All forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would be advised to be conscious of when intending to buy an extended house in Crayford near a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Crayford need to have sufficient knowledge of local factors and the connection may have on the building. Property values will be inflated because of them being in good order. However a growing number have fallen into a poor state e.g. out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are expected note if the house is/might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unapproved changes to the property will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal representative.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should rain have on a property in Crayford? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Regular rainfall is common in Crayford and across the country, but the impact rain can have on houses is usually overlooked by purchasers.

Signs that drainage are at risk include mildew or damp in the roof. The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to remedy, if not neglected. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Crayford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Crayford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Crayford property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Crayford Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as shed roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in soil vent pipes.

All forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would be advised to be conscious of when intending to buy an extended house in Crayford near a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Crayford need to have sufficient knowledge of local factors and the connection may have on the building. Property values will be inflated because of them being in good order. However a growing number have fallen into a poor state e.g. out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are expected note if the house is/might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unapproved changes to the property will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal representative.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should rain have on a property in Crayford? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Regular rainfall is common in Crayford and across the country, but the impact rain can have on houses is usually overlooked by purchasers.

Signs that drainage are at risk include mildew or damp in the roof. The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to remedy, if not neglected. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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