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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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  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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oval

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oval

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Oval) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oval

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Oval and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Oval property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Oval property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Oval property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Oval Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Oval. Is there a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey inquire into signs of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

The lives of many owners in Oval and across the UK have been disrupted by flooding damage, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a residence through several routes, including incorrectly fitted window frames. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall)

A Homebuyer Report in Oval will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer should use local Oval market factors and other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no expensive legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Oval environmental issues like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Will a Oval surveyor give details on the safety of the gas supply?

Yes. Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters at the property, as well as gas affiliated installations e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. However, the Oval surveyor won't actually remove external fittings and won't run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Oval and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Oval property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Oval property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Oval property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Oval Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Oval. Is there a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey inquire into signs of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

The lives of many owners in Oval and across the UK have been disrupted by flooding damage, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a residence through several routes, including incorrectly fitted window frames. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall)

A Homebuyer Report in Oval will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer should use local Oval market factors and other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no expensive legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Oval environmental issues like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Will a Oval surveyor give details on the safety of the gas supply?

Yes. Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters at the property, as well as gas affiliated installations e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. However, the Oval surveyor won't actually remove external fittings and won't run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

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