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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
  Property Valuation
  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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What building survey should I select for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Forest Gate

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Forest Gate

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Forest Gate) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for non standard property such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Forest Gate

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Forest Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Forest Gate property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Forest Gate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Forest Gate include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Forest Gate property will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. When calculating an accurate value estimate the valuer will take into account local Forest Gate market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Forest Gate conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a home close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste material. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Forest Gate RICS surveyors will consider any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Waltham Forest Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests on the street. What can we do?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Forest Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Forest Gate property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Forest Gate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Forest Gate include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Forest Gate property will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. When calculating an accurate value estimate the valuer will take into account local Forest Gate market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.



Further Forest Gate conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a home close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste material. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Health problems such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Forest Gate RICS surveyors will consider any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Waltham Forest Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests on the street. What can we do?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

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