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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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  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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Peckham

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Peckham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Peckham) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Peckham

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Vivian Square, Peckham, London, SE15

  • Building Survey
    Inverton Villas, Inverton Road, London, SE15

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Peckham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Peckham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Peckham property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Peckham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of vermin in the hall - Should we get a property surveyor?

Scare stories about building pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as bed bugs as minor annoyances. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include traps and removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness

of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies. Speak to a pest control specialist, such as Abal Environmental Services, 1 Somerton Road, Peckham Rye, London, SE15 3UG on 0207 277 7905, to discuss remedies.

Conservatory

In the HomeBuyer Report what might a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

This section covers conservatories and porches. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on. Masonry and concrete that is spalling or cracking is an example.

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the property is in a good state. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home in Peckham. Are there specific issues to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

If you are sourcing a particular stone, contact a Peckham firm - Casa Fireplaces of 159 Bellenden Road, London, SE15 4DH could help.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Peckham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Peckham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Peckham property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Peckham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of vermin in the hall - Should we get a property surveyor?

Scare stories about building pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as bed bugs as minor annoyances. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include traps and removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness



of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies. Speak to a pest control specialist, such as Abal Environmental Services, 1 Somerton Road, Peckham Rye, London, SE15 3UG on 0207 277 7905, to discuss remedies.

Conservatory

In the HomeBuyer Report what might a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

This section covers conservatories and porches. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on. Masonry and concrete that is spalling or cracking is an example.

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the property is in a good state. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home in Peckham. Are there specific issues to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

If you are sourcing a particular stone, contact a Peckham firm - Casa Fireplaces of 159 Bellenden Road, London, SE15 4DH could help.

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