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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.

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  • 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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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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Which Survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Highams Park

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Highams Park

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Highams Park) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Highams Park

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Highams Park and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Highams Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Highams Park property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Highams Park House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. What does a Highams Park house surveyor investigate during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by Highams Park surveyors. Many residential properties could unfortunately be experiencing roof maintenance problems. From the rafters to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Highams Park, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Highams Park, and will the home buyers survey inquire into signs of flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and the value of a Highams Park house in an at-risk area may be impacted. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a Highams Park home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The residential surveyor may ask the occupier if the Highams Park home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the The Ching Brook in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, including Highams Park, near Highams Park, on 17/06/09.

*information checked 04/01/13

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am interested to acquire, it looked like there is an old fuse board , does a surveyor write anything on electrical defects?

During a Highams Park Building Survey the RICS surveyor should usually mention the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of issues like checking the type of electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician on the building should form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Highams Park and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Highams Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Highams Park property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Highams Park House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. What does a Highams Park house surveyor investigate during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by Highams Park surveyors. Many residential properties could unfortunately be experiencing roof maintenance problems. From the rafters to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Highams Park, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Highams Park, and will the home buyers survey inquire into signs of flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and the value of a Highams Park house in an at-risk area may be impacted. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a Highams Park home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The residential surveyor may ask the occupier if the Highams Park home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the The Ching Brook in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, including Highams Park, near Highams Park, on 17/06/09.

*information checked 04/01/13

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am interested to acquire, it looked like there is an old fuse board , does a surveyor write anything on electrical defects?

During a Highams Park Building Survey the RICS surveyor should usually mention the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of issues like checking the type of electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician on the building should form part of the survey.

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