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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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  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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Esher

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Esher

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Esher) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Esher

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Esher and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Esher property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Esher property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Esher Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a house close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial waste disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Esher will examine any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Elmbridge Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Esher subsidence may be an issue. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs. Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and may become unstable and slip down the incline. On the inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Esher, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does the Home Buyers Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact, with sub-soil shrinkage and swelling of the soil being relatively common. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. For example, minor wall cracks in the drawing room may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Esher and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Esher property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Esher property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Esher Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a house close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial waste disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Esher will examine any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Elmbridge Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Esher subsidence may be an issue. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs. Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and may become unstable and slip down the incline. On the inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Esher, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does the Home Buyers Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact, with sub-soil shrinkage and swelling of the soil being relatively common. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. For example, minor wall cracks in the drawing room may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

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