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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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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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  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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shoreham By Sea

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shoreham By Sea

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Shoreham By Sea) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shoreham By Sea

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

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Recent Home Surveys
in Shoreham By Sea

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Church Green, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43

  • Building Survey
    Gordon Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43

Home Buyers Survey Shoreham By Sea

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Shoreham By Sea and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Shoreham By Sea property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Shoreham By Sea property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Shoreham By Sea Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Shoreham By Sea house? Will the Home Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Shoreham By Sea buyers. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Isolated patches of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Conservatory

For the Shoreham By Sea HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Shoreham By Sea are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Shoreham By Sea house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

In Shoreham By Sea, examples include cantilevered joist problems. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence information does the Shoreham By Sea property survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be put right on a reasonable budget. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose, due to the fact that the usual signs could easily be as the result of several factors. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. 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

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Shoreham By Sea and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Shoreham By Sea property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Shoreham By Sea property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Shoreham By Sea Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Shoreham By Sea house? Will the Home Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Shoreham By Sea buyers. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Isolated patches of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Conservatory

For the Shoreham By Sea HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Shoreham By Sea are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Shoreham By Sea house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

In Shoreham By Sea, examples include cantilevered joist problems. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence information does the Shoreham By Sea property survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be put right on a reasonable budget. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose, due to the fact that the usual signs could easily be as the result of several factors. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. 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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