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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Portslade

  • Next day bookings available
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  • RICS surveyors in Portslade
From £225
inc. VAT
 

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
  Mortgage
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 Portslade

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Portslade

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Portslade) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Portslade

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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  • Building Survey
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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Portslade and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Portslade property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Portslade property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Portslade Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can wet weather have on a property? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the impact rainfall can have on property is rarely paid due attention by purchasers. For instance, spalling masonry will likely suggest that the drainage are blocked. This can lead to damp and mould.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to repair. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Portslade building. Do we need a surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Portslade property may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, vermin can impact a home's worth and put your health in danger. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for vermin may include traps or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Portslade. Can a building survey check for possible flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses are at a high risk of flood damage, and owning a residential property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flood water can enter a property in Portslade through several routes, including landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the house surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property in Portslade is at risk.

The Environment Agency state that no warnings have been for Portslade.

*Information correct 4th Jan 2013

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Portslade and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Portslade property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Portslade property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Portslade Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can wet weather have on a property? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the impact rainfall can have on property is rarely paid due attention by purchasers. For instance, spalling masonry will likely suggest that the drainage are blocked. This can lead to damp and mould.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to repair. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Portslade building. Do we need a surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Portslade property may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, vermin can impact a home's worth and put your health in danger. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for vermin may include traps or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Portslade. Can a building survey check for possible flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses are at a high risk of flood damage, and owning a residential property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flood water can enter a property in Portslade through several routes, including landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the house surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property in Portslade is at risk.

The Environment Agency state that no warnings have been for Portslade.

*Information correct 4th Jan 2013

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