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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.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Godstone

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Godstone

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Godstone) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Godstone

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Godstone 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 Godstone property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Godstone property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Godstone Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered regency house in Godstone that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a form of render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It is very like plaster and mortar. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes detail any number of problems which might include trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues could include when the render is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-coating problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor inspect the serviceability of the gas installations?

The local surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters at the property, as well as gas connected fixtures e.g. balanced flues. Your Godstone chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings and he or she won't conduct any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Godstone include Simon Robert Taylor of 29 Hunters Chase, South Godstone, Godstone, Surrey Tel. 07513 687219 and A & J Ryan Mechanical Services Ltd of Rooks Nest, Godstone, Surrey Tel. 01883743874.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Godstone subsidence is worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Godstone 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 Godstone property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Godstone property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Godstone Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered regency house in Godstone that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a form of render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It is very like plaster and mortar. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes detail any number of problems which might include trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues could include when the render is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-coating problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.



Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor inspect the serviceability of the gas installations?

The local surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters at the property, as well as gas connected fixtures e.g. balanced flues. Your Godstone chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings and he or she won't conduct any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Godstone include Simon Robert Taylor of 29 Hunters Chase, South Godstone, Godstone, Surrey Tel. 07513 687219 and A & J Ryan Mechanical Services Ltd of Rooks Nest, Godstone, Surrey Tel. 01883743874.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Godstone subsidence is worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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