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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
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  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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dalston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dalston

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Dalston) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dalston

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Dalston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Dalston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Dalston property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Dalston Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types may be in building materials such as boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a RICS surveyor look for any water damage?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams can cause flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. The house survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a Dalston house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

In the region of Dalston, the Rivers Wampool and Ellen status on 8/12/12 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Information accurate 04/01/2013

Building Surveys on houses

Should I purchase the full structural survey if buying a neglected regency house near Dalston as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Frequently referred to as a Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and as it has been renamed by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. We recommend that you plump for the Building Survey for the house outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a non period unmodified house of conventional building materials i.e. brick/tile. There are certain provisos exist with the survey insofar as a qualified surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the house for example, or comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Dalston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Dalston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Dalston property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Dalston Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types may be in building materials such as boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.



Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a RICS surveyor look for any water damage?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams can cause flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. The house survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a Dalston house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

In the region of Dalston, the Rivers Wampool and Ellen status on 8/12/12 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Information accurate 04/01/2013

Building Surveys on houses

Should I purchase the full structural survey if buying a neglected regency house near Dalston as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Frequently referred to as a Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and as it has been renamed by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. We recommend that you plump for the Building Survey for the house outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a non period unmodified house of conventional building materials i.e. brick/tile. There are certain provisos exist with the survey insofar as a qualified surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the house for example, or comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

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