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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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Which building survey is the correct choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Poplar

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Poplar

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Poplar) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Poplar

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Poplar and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Poplar property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Poplar property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Poplar Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Poplar home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Poplar surveyor will take into account and clay soil related

concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as boards around radiators.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in artex.

All forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to break it and expert advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could heavy rainfall have on our new building?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather damp weather and the effect it can have on a residence are not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. Signs that drainage are damaged include rotten roofing elements.

Whether buying in Poplar or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve for a reasonable cost. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Poplar and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Poplar property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Poplar property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Poplar Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Poplar home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Poplar surveyor will take into account and clay soil related



concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as boards around radiators.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in artex.

All forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to break it and expert advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could heavy rainfall have on our new building?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather damp weather and the effect it can have on a residence are not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. Signs that drainage are damaged include rotten roofing elements.

Whether buying in Poplar or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve for a reasonable cost. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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