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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cudham

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cudham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cudham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cudham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cudham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Cudham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Cudham property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Cudham Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I should look out for when intending to buy a period property in Cudham near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Cudham are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local area factors and the bearing they have with the property and its value. Prices is usually inflated due to them retaining original features. However a growing number have fallen into a state of neglect for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Property surveyors can be expected to report if the property is possibly within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Cudham Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your solicitor. Out of keeping extensions to the property will also be commented on, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Cudham subsidence could be worth checking. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Cudham Building Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Gas flame

Will the Cudham surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the home, in addition to gas affiliated appliances/installations e.g. chimney breasts. Your Cudham RICS surveyor won't actually remove any external fittings and won't do any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cudham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Cudham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Cudham property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Cudham Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I should look out for when intending to buy a period property in Cudham near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Cudham are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local area factors and the bearing they have with the property and its value. Prices is usually inflated due to them retaining original features. However a growing number have fallen into a state of neglect for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Property surveyors can be expected to report if the property is possibly within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Cudham Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your solicitor. Out of keeping extensions to the property will also be commented on, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Cudham subsidence could be worth checking. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Cudham Building Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Gas flame

Will the Cudham surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the home, in addition to gas affiliated appliances/installations e.g. chimney breasts. Your Cudham RICS surveyor won't actually remove any external fittings and won't do any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

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