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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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Home Buyers Survey
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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
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hove

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hove

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hove) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hove

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hove and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hove property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hove property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Hove Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the building I am hoping to move into I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will the surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Hove Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will comment on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous state. A Chartered surveyor is required to possible problems relating to things like the whereabouts of the meter or consumer unit or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should be part of the survey.

Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Hove .

The IEE advise a periodic test be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can wet conditions have on our new house in Hove? Will the RICS surveyor report on this? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Both in Hove, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on Hove homes is not given more thought. One indication that gutters are under performing is leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This could then result in damp and mould.

In most cases, guttering issues are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco regency house in Hove which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a kind of smooth solid render. Commonly it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very appealing and is/was often found on Georgian houses. It is very like plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can discover defects such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems could result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hove and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hove property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hove property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Hove Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the building I am hoping to move into I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will the surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Hove Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will comment on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous state. A Chartered surveyor is required to possible problems relating to things like the whereabouts of the meter or consumer unit or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should be part of the survey.



Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Hove .

The IEE advise a periodic test be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can wet conditions have on our new house in Hove? Will the RICS surveyor report on this? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Both in Hove, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on Hove homes is not given more thought. One indication that gutters are under performing is leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This could then result in damp and mould.

In most cases, guttering issues are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco regency house in Hove which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a kind of smooth solid render. Commonly it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very appealing and is/was often found on Georgian houses. It is very like plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can discover defects such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems could result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Re-coating Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

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