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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.

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  • 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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  • RICS surveyors in Eltham
From £225
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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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What building survey should I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Eltham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Eltham

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Eltham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Eltham

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Eltham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Eltham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Eltham property, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Eltham property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Eltham House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey when investing in a substantially modified period cottage in Eltham as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often, and incorrectly, called the Full Structural Survey by many agents and buyers, it is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been renamed by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the right term is now the Building Survey. When contemplating the buying of a modified Eltham property e.g. a tatty house, this is now the right survey to choose. It will typically give comprehensive and crucial professional advice on the homes construction along with any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of the accessible areas.

. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) will, in addition, be looked at by the surveyor.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new house after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the property in Eltham we plan to buy. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Eltham property will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to vermin can include traps or removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor. Contact a specialist, e.g. Euro Pest Control Ltd, 22 Greenvale Road, London, SE9 1PD, or call 0808 143 3189, to discuss remedial options.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Eltham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Eltham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Eltham property, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Eltham property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Eltham House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey when investing in a substantially modified period cottage in Eltham as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often, and incorrectly, called the Full Structural Survey by many agents and buyers, it is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been renamed by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the right term is now the Building Survey. When contemplating the buying of a modified Eltham property e.g. a tatty house, this is now the right survey to choose. It will typically give comprehensive and crucial professional advice on the homes construction along with any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of the accessible areas.

. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) will, in addition, be looked at by the surveyor.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new house after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the property in Eltham we plan to buy. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Eltham property will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to vermin can include traps or removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor. Contact a specialist, e.g. Euro Pest Control Ltd, 22 Greenvale Road, London, SE9 1PD, or call 0808 143 3189, to discuss remedial options.

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