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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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What property survey should I pick for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rainham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rainham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Rainham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rainham

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

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Louise Gardens, Rainham, Essex RM13

  • Property Valuation Report
    Moor Park Close, High Street Rainham, ME8

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Rainham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Rainham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Rainham property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Rainham Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a house in RM13. It is on the market for £236, 195. What different issues will your surveyor take into account on a RICS survey ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect house prices from view to whether the property is overlooked. You can try to benchmark prices values recorded in Rainham for similar houses.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £231, 295, which is £4, 900 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £223, 785. 55, Allen Road, Rainham, Havering, Greater London, RM13 9JS a detached home sold for £235, 000 .

In order for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Rainham property and am worried about the implications of clay soil. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the bathroom ceiling to sticking window frames. There is a real benefit in booking a Rainham surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Rainham HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the residence being surveyed does not need urgent attention. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. One example issue could be exposed roof felt. Roof coverings, including flat and sloped roofs will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Rainham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Rainham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Rainham property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Rainham Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a house in RM13. It is on the market for £236, 195. What different issues will your surveyor take into account on a RICS survey ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect house prices from view to whether the property is overlooked. You can try to benchmark prices values recorded in Rainham for similar houses.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £231, 295, which is £4, 900 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £223, 785. 55, Allen Road, Rainham, Havering, Greater London, RM13 9JS a detached home sold for £235, 000 .

In order for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Rainham property and am worried about the implications of clay soil. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the bathroom ceiling to sticking window frames. There is a real benefit in booking a Rainham surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Rainham HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the residence being surveyed does not need urgent attention. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. One example issue could be exposed roof felt. Roof coverings, including flat and sloped roofs will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

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