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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Oxted

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oxted

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Oxted) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oxted

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing 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 for a property in Oxted and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Oxted property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Oxted property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Oxted Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful not to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. On no account endeavour to remove it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a Oxted building survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will a Oxted HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Visible results may be anything from widening cracks to a hard-to-open kitchen door.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this Tudor house might need repairs. What are the possible consequences? What impact do Oxted environmental conditions have?

Brick-built Oxted structures demonstrate several benefits compared to other building materials. Unfortunately, they also be subject to a range of defects, from DPC failure to badly applied render. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with feedback. One particularly serious issue is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. A & C Bricklaying & Building Contractors should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 19 Oldbury Court Rd, Bristol, BS16 2HH or 0117-939 4155.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, to the rare, such shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Oxted and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Oxted property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Oxted property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Oxted Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful not to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. On no account endeavour to remove it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a Oxted building survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and will advise accordingly.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will a Oxted HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Visible results may be anything from widening cracks to a hard-to-open kitchen door.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this Tudor house might need repairs. What are the possible consequences? What impact do Oxted environmental conditions have?

Brick-built Oxted structures demonstrate several benefits compared to other building materials. Unfortunately, they also be subject to a range of defects, from DPC failure to badly applied render. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with feedback. One particularly serious issue is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. A & C Bricklaying & Building Contractors should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 19 Oldbury Court Rd, Bristol, BS16 2HH or 0117-939 4155.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, to the rare, such shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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