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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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Building
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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Croydon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Croydon

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Croydon) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Croydon

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Croydon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Croydon property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Croydon property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Croydon Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a house in Croydon. Does the Croydon Building Survey cover this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Croydon home's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we want to buy, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a Homebuyer Report in Croydon advise on the electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Croydon your surveyor will comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed sections of the wiring or fusebox and other issues like verifying the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every 10 years (5 if renting out).

House Prices

Is £251, 436 a reasonable amount to be buying a detached house in CR0 for and what considerations will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Croydon ?

There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for example whether alterations have planning permission or the local crime statistics. One method is to weigh up prices against house values recorded in Croydon for similar houses.

The average house price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £237, 336, which is £14, 100 less than the amount being asked. The average for houses and flats combined was £206, 620. 2, Blake Road, Croydon, Croydon, Greater London, CR0 6UH a detached home sold for £340, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Croydon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Croydon property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Croydon property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Croydon Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a house in Croydon. Does the Croydon Building Survey cover this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Croydon home's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.



Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we want to buy, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a Homebuyer Report in Croydon advise on the electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Croydon your surveyor will comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed sections of the wiring or fusebox and other issues like verifying the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every 10 years (5 if renting out).

House Prices

Is £251, 436 a reasonable amount to be buying a detached house in CR0 for and what considerations will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Croydon ?

There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for example whether alterations have planning permission or the local crime statistics. One method is to weigh up prices against house values recorded in Croydon for similar houses.

The average house price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £237, 336, which is £14, 100 less than the amount being asked. The average for houses and flats combined was £206, 620. 2, Blake Road, Croydon, Croydon, Greater London, CR0 6UH a detached home sold for £340, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service.

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