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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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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
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  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 property survey is right for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Elthorne Heights

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Elthorne Heights

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Elthorne Heights) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Elthorne Heights

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Elthorne Heights and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Elthorne Heights property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Elthorne Heights property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Elthorne Heights House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Elthorne Heights builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What are the issues with asbestos, can it be removed, ?

Asbestos is a harmful substance. Some types are found in the building materials such as sealant. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in roof tiles.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Elthorne Heights survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and should offer advice.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I spend a bit more on a full structural survey when considering a dilapidated thirties house near Elthorne Heights over a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly still called a Full Structural Survey, this survey is now defunct and has actually been replaced by RICS and the right name is now the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post fifties unmodified Elthorne Heights home made out of conventional construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is definitely the most relevant survey to opt for the house mentioned. Around 3 days following a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report will be posted to the prospective buyer providing thorough and significant advice on the condition of the house. There will be certain no go areas with any residential survey because the surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Elthorne Heights house, an example being moving heavy furniture.

Gas flame

Does the Elthorne Heights surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas installations?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas related fixtures e.g. fireplaces. A Elthorne Heights RICS chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings nor will they do any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Elthorne Heights and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Elthorne Heights property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Elthorne Heights property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Elthorne Heights House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Elthorne Heights builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What are the issues with asbestos, can it be removed, ?

Asbestos is a harmful substance. Some types are found in the building materials such as sealant. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in roof tiles.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Elthorne Heights survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and should offer advice.



Building Surveys on houses

Shall I spend a bit more on a full structural survey when considering a dilapidated thirties house near Elthorne Heights over a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly still called a Full Structural Survey, this survey is now defunct and has actually been replaced by RICS and the right name is now the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post fifties unmodified Elthorne Heights home made out of conventional construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is definitely the most relevant survey to opt for the house mentioned. Around 3 days following a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report will be posted to the prospective buyer providing thorough and significant advice on the condition of the house. There will be certain no go areas with any residential survey because the surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Elthorne Heights house, an example being moving heavy furniture.

Gas flame

Does the Elthorne Heights surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas installations?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas related fixtures e.g. fireplaces. A Elthorne Heights RICS chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings nor will they do any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .

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