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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.

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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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What Home Survey should I pick for my potential property purchase in Locksbottom?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Locksbottom

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Locksbottom

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Locksbottom) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Locksbottom

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Locksbottom and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Locksbottom property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Locksbottom property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Locksbottom Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: non-hazardous waste disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health problems such as birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Locksbottom surveyors will flag up structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Bromley Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can heavy rain have on our new Locksbottom property? Will the Locksbottom chartered surveyor report on this? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the effect which rain has on buildings in Locksbottom is not given enough thought. For example, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage could mean that the drainage systems are a cause for concern. Whether buying in Locksbottom or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a Locksbottom House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the garage may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Locksbottom and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Locksbottom property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Locksbottom property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Locksbottom Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: non-hazardous waste disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health problems such as birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Locksbottom surveyors will flag up structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Bromley Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can heavy rain have on our new Locksbottom property? Will the Locksbottom chartered surveyor report on this? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the effect which rain has on buildings in Locksbottom is not given enough thought. For example, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage could mean that the drainage systems are a cause for concern. Whether buying in Locksbottom or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a Locksbottom House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the garage may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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