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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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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
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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandown

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandown

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sandown) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option for non standard property such as thatched or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandown

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sandown and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Sandown property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Sandown property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Sandown Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When planning to purchase in Sandown, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the Sandown surveyor consider signs of flooding damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: ITN), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residence or on adjacent sites. The residential surveyor will usually recommend that the house purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Stone block wall damage

Can Portland stone-built homes be a challenge. Are there specific factors to bear in mind?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone to Totternhoe Limestone, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create issues for Sandown property? Can my Sandown Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Sandown house's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Sandown, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sandown and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Sandown property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Sandown property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Sandown Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When planning to purchase in Sandown, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the Sandown surveyor consider signs of flooding damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: ITN), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residence or on adjacent sites. The residential surveyor will usually recommend that the house purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.



Stone block wall damage

Can Portland stone-built homes be a challenge. Are there specific factors to bear in mind?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone to Totternhoe Limestone, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create issues for Sandown property? Can my Sandown Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Sandown house's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Sandown, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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