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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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Valuation
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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my planned home purchase in Gidea Park?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gidea Park

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gidea Park

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Gidea Park) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gidea Park

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Gidea Park and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Gidea Park property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Gidea Park property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Gidea Park Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? What options are to available to fix this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence.

Cracks to a cellar ceiling are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be

the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a maisonette next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: commercial waste material. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Gidea Park surveyors will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to Havering Local Authority and advise you .

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Gidea Park house we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a house surveyor?

Houses will often be free of major pest problems. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Regrettably, pest problems can impact a home's worth and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for vermin may include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your Gidea Park surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Gidea Park and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Gidea Park property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Gidea Park property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Gidea Park Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? What options are to available to fix this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence.

Cracks to a cellar ceiling are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be



the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a maisonette next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: commercial waste material. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Gidea Park surveyors will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to Havering Local Authority and advise you .

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Gidea Park house we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a house surveyor?

Houses will often be free of major pest problems. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Regrettably, pest problems can impact a home's worth and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for vermin may include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your Gidea Park surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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