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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
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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 building survey should I choose for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Patcham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Patcham

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Patcham) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Patcham

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Patcham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Patcham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Patcham property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Patcham Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of white asbestos Fuse box affecting the maisonette. What are the issues with asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials such as cooker insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in stove insulation. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to remove it and professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Patcham survey. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I should check on if purchasing a property in Patcham inside a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to possess knowledge of relevant local issues and any bearing they have with the building and its value. Values tends to be significantly higher owing to the areas being in their original state.

Property surveyors are expected tell you whether the location is or might be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unconsented developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be reported in the Patcham survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Hennings Solicitors are based in 138 Old London Road, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, BN1 8YA might be prepared to advise further. Tel: 01273 505 800

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Patcham building survey check indications of flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage could all cause major flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via incorrectly fitted window frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Patcham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Patcham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Patcham property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Patcham Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of white asbestos Fuse box affecting the maisonette. What are the issues with asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials such as cooker insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in stove insulation. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to remove it and professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Patcham survey. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos and will inform you of the options.



Conservation area

Will there be any issues I should check on if purchasing a property in Patcham inside a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to possess knowledge of relevant local issues and any bearing they have with the building and its value. Values tends to be significantly higher owing to the areas being in their original state.

Property surveyors are expected tell you whether the location is or might be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unconsented developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be reported in the Patcham survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Hennings Solicitors are based in 138 Old London Road, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, BN1 8YA might be prepared to advise further. Tel: 01273 505 800

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Patcham building survey check indications of flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage could all cause major flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via incorrectly fitted window frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

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