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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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  • 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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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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Which HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Knaphill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Knaphill

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Knaphill) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Knaphill

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Knaphill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Knaphill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Knaphill property's general condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Knaphill Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the property in Knaphill we're buying, but we are not certain - What can we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. This danger should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a house? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact rainfall can have on buildings in Knaphill is often overlooked. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include water pooling below gutters. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Knaphill or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence may be a concern affecting the house. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Additionally, most homes in Knaphill are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Knaphill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Knaphill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Knaphill property's general condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Knaphill Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the property in Knaphill we're buying, but we are not certain - What can we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. This danger should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a house? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact rainfall can have on buildings in Knaphill is often overlooked. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include water pooling below gutters. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Knaphill or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence may be a concern affecting the house. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Additionally, most homes in Knaphill are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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