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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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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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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 Sussex

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Sussex

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in East Sussex) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Sussex

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

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  • HomeBuyer Report
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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in East Sussex and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the East Sussex property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the East Sussex property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the East Sussex property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant East Sussex Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does high levels of rainfall have on our new East Sussex building, and does our property surveyor mention it? If there is damage, will they be troublesome to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on a residence is not given enough thought by property buyers. One indication that gutters are damaged is water pooling below gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in penetrating damp.

The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to fix if dealt with quickly. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in East Sussex and are looking for residences built with Sussex bond brick. What recommendations will you make?

Brick-walled apartments in East Sussex can be subject to several common problems. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with feedback.

A defect often found is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Royal Tunbridge Wells Building Co Ltd of 32 Sherwood Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3LQ on 01892 644409.

For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

Other external areas of the property

In a East Sussex HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

For a East Sussex property, one issue is a stair run that is too short or steep. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in East Sussex are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in East Sussex and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the East Sussex property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the East Sussex property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the East Sussex property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant East Sussex Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does high levels of rainfall have on our new East Sussex building, and does our property surveyor mention it? If there is damage, will they be troublesome to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on a residence is not given enough thought by property buyers. One indication that gutters are damaged is water pooling below gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in penetrating damp.

The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to fix if dealt with quickly. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in East Sussex and are looking for residences built with Sussex bond brick. What recommendations will you make?

Brick-walled apartments in East Sussex can be subject to several common problems. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with feedback.

A defect often found is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Royal Tunbridge Wells Building Co Ltd of 32 Sherwood Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3LQ on 01892 644409.

For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

Other external areas of the property

In a East Sussex HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

For a East Sussex property, one issue is a stair run that is too short or steep. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in East Sussex are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

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Recent East Sussex Surveyor Reports

  • Not all cracks are cause for alarm

    By Edmund Drewelus November 15th, 2012

    Mention cracks to most home buyers and they are understandably tempted to run a mile. However all too often the assumption that subsidence, at least to any meaningful degree, is an over reaction. This Hastings property is a prime example where there has been some movement in the...