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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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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 Survey is right for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Wanstead

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Wanstead

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in New Wanstead) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Wanstead

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in New Wanstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the New Wanstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the New Wanstead property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a New Wanstead Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in New Wanstead, and can a New Wanstead RICS surveyor look for any flooding damage?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams can cause flooding; sensible owners and house purchasers in New Wanstead are right to consider precautions. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a New Wanstead property, such as via air bricks.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect New Wanstead property enables the building surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Fortunately, no recent New Wanstead flood alerts have been made (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/2013

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in New Wanstead include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a New Wanstead building will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the value of the property your independent surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the New Wanstead market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and draw upon other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further New Wanstead assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a New Wanstead building but are worried about pests. What advice should we get?

Houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This issue should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in New Wanstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the New Wanstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the New Wanstead property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a New Wanstead Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in New Wanstead, and can a New Wanstead RICS surveyor look for any flooding damage?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams can cause flooding; sensible owners and house purchasers in New Wanstead are right to consider precautions. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a New Wanstead property, such as via air bricks.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect New Wanstead property enables the building surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Fortunately, no recent New Wanstead flood alerts have been made (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/2013



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in New Wanstead include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a New Wanstead building will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the value of the property your independent surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the New Wanstead market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and draw upon other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further New Wanstead assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a New Wanstead building but are worried about pests. What advice should we get?

Houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This issue should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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