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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Merton

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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
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Merton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Merton

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Merton) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Merton

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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  • Building Survey
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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Merton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Merton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Merton property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Merton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older converted stable in Merton. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Many buyers in Merton hope to own a house with personality, like a cottage. For houses in Merton built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be problematic. Merton structures featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Grade I listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required.

Other external areas of the property

In a Merton HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. A stair rise which is too big or uneven, for example, would be reported here.

Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the residence's construction. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give house buyers indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Property Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. In Merton's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Merton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Merton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Merton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Merton property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Merton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older converted stable in Merton. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Many buyers in Merton hope to own a house with personality, like a cottage. For houses in Merton built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be problematic. Merton structures featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Grade I listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required.



Other external areas of the property

In a Merton HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. A stair rise which is too big or uneven, for example, would be reported here.

Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the residence's construction. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give house buyers indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Property Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. In Merton's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Merton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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