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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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Home Buyers Survey
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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
  Property Valuation
  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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Which HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Dulwich

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Dulwich

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in East Dulwich) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Dulwich

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in East Dulwich and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the East Dulwich property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the East Dulwich property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant East Dulwich Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor look into the state of the gas supply?

A surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated installations such as the possibility of asbestos. The fittings won't actually be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Does a House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for East Dulwich buyers. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a East Dulwich home's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there may be asbestos cement sheets in existence at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. asbestos blocks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

East Dulwich Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in East Dulwich and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the East Dulwich property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the East Dulwich property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant East Dulwich Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor look into the state of the gas supply?

A surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated installations such as the possibility of asbestos. The fittings won't actually be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Does a House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for East Dulwich buyers. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a East Dulwich home's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there may be asbestos cement sheets in existence at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. asbestos blocks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

East Dulwich Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

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