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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.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pratts Bottom

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pratts Bottom

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Pratts Bottom) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pratts Bottom

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Pratts Bottom and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Pratts Bottom property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Pratts Bottom property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Pratts Bottom Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our RICS surveyor search for water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Financial Times). Both property buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before flooding begins.

Flood water can enter a Pratts Bottom house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Pratts Bottom.

*Accurate as of 4th Jan 2013

House Prices

We are intend to be acquiring a property in Pratts Bottom (BR6) for an asking price of £176, 733. What will a local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Pratts Bottom ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from property values e.g. the amount of ground rent payable or the number of bathrooms. It often helps to set against prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The average flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £158, 333, which is £18, 400 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £434, 682. 76A, Edgewood Drive, Orpington, Bromley, Greater London, BR6 6LH a leasehold apartment recently sold for £177, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1988-built home in Pratts Bottom and saw cracks across the render on the outside walls. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Pratts Bottom home survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be corrected. Many homes in Pratts Bottom are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Pratts Bottom and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Pratts Bottom property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Pratts Bottom property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Pratts Bottom Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our RICS surveyor search for water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Financial Times). Both property buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before flooding begins.

Flood water can enter a Pratts Bottom house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Pratts Bottom.

*Accurate as of 4th Jan 2013



House Prices

We are intend to be acquiring a property in Pratts Bottom (BR6) for an asking price of £176, 733. What will a local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Pratts Bottom ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from property values e.g. the amount of ground rent payable or the number of bathrooms. It often helps to set against prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The average flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £158, 333, which is £18, 400 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £434, 682. 76A, Edgewood Drive, Orpington, Bromley, Greater London, BR6 6LH a leasehold apartment recently sold for £177, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1988-built home in Pratts Bottom and saw cracks across the render on the outside walls. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Pratts Bottom home survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be corrected. Many homes in Pratts Bottom are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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