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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.

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
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Horley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Horley

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Horley) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Horley

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Horley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Horley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Horley property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Horley Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position at the home, as well as gas associated installations, for instance chimney breasts or flues. Fittings or covers won't however be dislodged. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Surrey based local Gas Safe registered companies include Champion Heating of 18 Grove Road, Horley, Surrey Tel. 07939023915 and TWE Services of 131 Redehall Rd, Smallfield, Horley, Surrey Tel. 07887561658.

Regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Horley Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as most of the tell-tale signs could comfortably be caused by a number of factors. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when purchasing a building constructed in 1790? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Some purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can be problematic. Horley structures employing traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced. This can mean expensive ongoing repairs. If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your Horley surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Horley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Horley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Horley property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Horley Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the meter location/position at the home, as well as gas associated installations, for instance chimney breasts or flues. Fittings or covers won't however be dislodged. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Surrey based local Gas Safe registered companies include Champion Heating of 18 Grove Road, Horley, Surrey Tel. 07939023915 and TWE Services of 131 Redehall Rd, Smallfield, Horley, Surrey Tel. 07887561658.

Regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are severe .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Horley Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as most of the tell-tale signs could comfortably be caused by a number of factors. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when purchasing a building constructed in 1790? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Some purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can be problematic. Horley structures employing traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced. This can mean expensive ongoing repairs. If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your Horley surveyor for further advice.

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