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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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  • 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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Valuation
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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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What property survey is the best choice for my potential house purchase in Elm Park?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Elm Park

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Elm Park

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Elm Park) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Elm Park

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers 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 Elm Park and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Elm Park property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Elm Park property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Elm Park Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Elm Park chartered surveyor look for water damage?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can all result in extensive flooding damage, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Elm Park.

*Correct as of 04/01/2013

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw a gap below the skirting board in the kitchen when we last viewed the home. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. A builder should return to a new building after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a maisonette in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: hazardous refuse disposal. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Elm Park will note any structural defects connected with the site. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to Havering Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Elm Park and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Elm Park property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Elm Park property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Elm Park Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Elm Park chartered surveyor look for water damage?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can all result in extensive flooding damage, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Elm Park.

*Correct as of 04/01/2013



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw a gap below the skirting board in the kitchen when we last viewed the home. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. A builder should return to a new building after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a maisonette in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: hazardous refuse disposal. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Elm Park will note any structural defects connected with the site. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to Havering Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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