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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Guildford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Guildford

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Guildford) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Guildford

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Guildford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Guildford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Guildford property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Guildford Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Guildford subsidence might be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. A builder should return to a new home within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

Many buildings develop superficial cracks in a wall or floor, as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed

to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency semi detached home in Guildford that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian properties. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors can discover defects which can include trapped moisture leading to internal damp problems. Other potential problems could involve sulphate attack from sulphates sucked out of underlying brickwork. Resolving problems may be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local expert speak to Alden Holmes Ltd, 1, Willow Walk, Leatherhead, KT23 4ER Tel. 01372 453225

Stone block wall damage

Can Darley Dale stone-built properties be difficult to repair. Are there specific matters to consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like algae will vary with the particular type of stone. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Guildford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Guildford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Guildford property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Guildford Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Guildford subsidence might be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. A builder should return to a new home within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

Many buildings develop superficial cracks in a wall or floor, as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed



to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency semi detached home in Guildford that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian properties. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors can discover defects which can include trapped moisture leading to internal damp problems. Other potential problems could involve sulphate attack from sulphates sucked out of underlying brickwork. Resolving problems may be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local expert speak to Alden Holmes Ltd, 1, Willow Walk, Leatherhead, KT23 4ER Tel. 01372 453225

Stone block wall damage

Can Darley Dale stone-built properties be difficult to repair. Are there specific matters to consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like algae will vary with the particular type of stone. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

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