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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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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Henfield

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Henfield

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Henfield) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Henfield

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Henfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Henfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Henfield property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Henfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the home we intend to buy it looked like there is old wiring. Does a Henfield survey go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Henfield a qualified surveyor should report on the electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include a by sight examination of the accessible sections of the wiring as well as areas like the location of the fuse board .

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Henfield. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Henfield .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Should we be worried?

Asbestos is a noxious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms are deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Henfield HomeBuyer report. Your Henfield surveyor should report on possible asbestos during the Henfield survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Henfield? Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Henfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Henfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Henfield property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Henfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the home we intend to buy it looked like there is old wiring. Does a Henfield survey go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Henfield a qualified surveyor should report on the electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include a by sight examination of the accessible sections of the wiring as well as areas like the location of the fuse board .

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Henfield. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Henfield .



The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Should we be worried?

Asbestos is a noxious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms are deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Henfield HomeBuyer report. Your Henfield surveyor should report on possible asbestos during the Henfield survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Henfield? Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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