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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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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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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Loughton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Loughton

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Loughton) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Loughton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Loughton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Loughton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Loughton property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Loughton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will rain have on our new property in Loughton?

I find it odd that high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on buildings are not given more thought by purchasers. If you have only seen the new home in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find.

Signs that drainage are damaged include a waterlogged garden, and may lead to damp and mould. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. However, if the drains are not cared for, 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be a risk of asbestos pipe insulation in the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos was not banned until 1999 therefore properties built before 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a pernicious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern. Most of it was sourced from the US.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful never to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of it may be dear and must always be completed by trained experts. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Loughton survey. Surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we intend to purchase we saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will a surveyor report on electrical system condition?

When carrying out a Loughton Building Survey your RICS surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous state of repair.

This should include a visual look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring in addition to concerns such as if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. A check for the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey in Loughton .

Always seek local advice on domestic electrical systems call Abaco Electrical Services Ltd , 4A Oakwood Pde/Oakwood Hill, Loughton, IG10 3EL .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Loughton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Loughton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Loughton property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Loughton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will rain have on our new property in Loughton?

I find it odd that high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on buildings are not given more thought by purchasers. If you have only seen the new home in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find.

Signs that drainage are damaged include a waterlogged garden, and may lead to damp and mould. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. However, if the drains are not cared for, 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.



Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be a risk of asbestos pipe insulation in the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos was not banned until 1999 therefore properties built before 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a pernicious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern. Most of it was sourced from the US.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful never to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of it may be dear and must always be completed by trained experts. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Loughton survey. Surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we intend to purchase we saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will a surveyor report on electrical system condition?

When carrying out a Loughton Building Survey your RICS surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous state of repair.

This should include a visual look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring in addition to concerns such as if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. A check for the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey in Loughton .

Always seek local advice on domestic electrical systems call Abaco Electrical Services Ltd , 4A Oakwood Pde/Oakwood Hill, Loughton, IG10 3EL .

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