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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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  • 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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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Cowes

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Cowes

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in East Cowes) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Cowes

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

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Recent Home Surveys
in East Cowes

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Coastguard Cottages, Albany Road, East Cowes, Isle Of Wight PO32

  • Building Survey
    Consort Gardens, Eastcowes, Isle Of Wight, PO32

Home Buyers Survey East Cowes

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in East Cowes and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the East Cowes property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the East Cowes property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant East Cowes Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I intend to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in East Cowes write anything on the electrical system?

When performing a East Cowes Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor should usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a dangerous state. Your surveyor should also potential areas for concern such as inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including powdery sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent sound absorption qualities and it may be found in soffit boards.

All forms (including white) are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb it and expert advice must be taken urgently. Professional removal of it will be dear but must be carried out by professionals. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention suspected asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I would need to check out if buying a home in East Cowes near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any relation may have with the building and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of them being preserved.

Surveyors can be expected to note whether the location looks to be is so classified and Section I of a East Cowes Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in East Cowes and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the East Cowes property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the East Cowes property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant East Cowes Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I intend to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in East Cowes write anything on the electrical system?

When performing a East Cowes Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor should usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a dangerous state. Your surveyor should also potential areas for concern such as inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including powdery sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent sound absorption qualities and it may be found in soffit boards.

All forms (including white) are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb it and expert advice must be taken urgently. Professional removal of it will be dear but must be carried out by professionals. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention suspected asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I would need to check out if buying a home in East Cowes near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any relation may have with the building and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of them being preserved.

Surveyors can be expected to note whether the location looks to be is so classified and Section I of a East Cowes Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

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