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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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What property survey should I select for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Herne Hill

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Herne Hill

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Herne Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Herne Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Herne Hill Road, London, SE24

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Norwood Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Herne Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Herne Hill property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Herne Hill property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Herne Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. What advice should we get?

Homes are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Herne Hill home with a loft conversion, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by Herne Hill buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to issues with the roof. From sheathing to ceiling joists, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

The expense of asbestos cement removal, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a danger of an asbestos fireplace at the house. What is asbestos and is it dangerous?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. Some types may be in building materials e.g. asbestos packing in stud walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.

For advice on asbestos, Lambeth Scientific Services Ltd, 26, Wanless Rd, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0HW should be able to help - Contact: 020 7737 1111

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Herne Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Herne Hill property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Herne Hill property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Herne Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. What advice should we get?

Homes are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Herne Hill home with a loft conversion, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by Herne Hill buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to issues with the roof. From sheathing to ceiling joists, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

The expense of asbestos cement removal, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a danger of an asbestos fireplace at the house. What is asbestos and is it dangerous?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. Some types may be in building materials e.g. asbestos packing in stud walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.

For advice on asbestos, Lambeth Scientific Services Ltd, 26, Wanless Rd, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0HW should be able to help - Contact: 020 7737 1111

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