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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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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 Survey is the best choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harold Wood

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harold Wood

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Harold Wood) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harold Wood

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Harold Wood and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Harold Wood property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Harold Wood property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Harold Wood property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Harold Wood Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Harold Wood.

Stucco is in fact a form of solid render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is highly aesthetic and is/was often found on Victorian and Regency homes for example. It is almost exactly the same as plaster to work with. Stucco is often problematic and Harold Wood surveyors frequently show issues such as when it is

exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems could result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-coating problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a building in the region a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous rubbish. No one wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries might include hazardous chemicals .

Surveyors will notice any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Havering Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Gas flame

Will the Harold Wood surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your will visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures such as chimney breasts. Your Harold Wood surveyor won't remove any gas fittings and won't do any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations stipulate landlords are legally required to complete appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Harold Wood and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Harold Wood property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Harold Wood property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Harold Wood property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Harold Wood Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Harold Wood.

Stucco is in fact a form of solid render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is highly aesthetic and is/was often found on Victorian and Regency homes for example. It is almost exactly the same as plaster to work with. Stucco is often problematic and Harold Wood surveyors frequently show issues such as when it is



exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems could result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-coating problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a building in the region a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous rubbish. No one wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries might include hazardous chemicals .

Surveyors will notice any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Havering Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Gas flame

Will the Harold Wood surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your will visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures such as chimney breasts. Your Harold Wood surveyor won't remove any gas fittings and won't do any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations stipulate landlords are legally required to complete appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

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