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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
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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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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sidcup

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sidcup

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sidcup) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example wychert or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sidcup

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Lincoln Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14

  • Building Survey
    The Chevenings, Sidcup, Kent, DA14

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Sidcup and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Sidcup property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Sidcup property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Sidcup House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Sidcup and are looking for a 90s residence built with English bond walls. What suggestions can a Sidcup surveyor make?

Brick Sidcup flats will experience a number of issues, including DPC failure and spalling. One problem often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. LS Brickwork at 6 Field Head, Redcar, TS10 4DX should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01642 284881.

A broad range of techniques of brick building can be found across Sidcup. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

If the Sidcup surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings)

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a "reinstatement cost". In order to determine the value of the property the valuer will combine local Sidcup market factors as well as other factors about the property for instance: general condition. The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and make certain other assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. It will be assumed that there aren't any expensive legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, such as stairway access to a maisonette or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to environmental concerns like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Sidcup building we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Sidcup property will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to a serious infestation can include traps. If you strongly suspect an issue with carpet beetle larvae, or any pest, speak to your Sidcup surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Sidcup and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Sidcup property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Sidcup property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Sidcup House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Sidcup and are looking for a 90s residence built with English bond walls. What suggestions can a Sidcup surveyor make?

Brick Sidcup flats will experience a number of issues, including DPC failure and spalling. One problem often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. LS Brickwork at 6 Field Head, Redcar, TS10 4DX should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01642 284881.

A broad range of techniques of brick building can be found across Sidcup. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

If the Sidcup surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings)

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a "reinstatement cost". In order to determine the value of the property the valuer will combine local Sidcup market factors as well as other factors about the property for instance: general condition. The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and make certain other assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. It will be assumed that there aren't any expensive legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, such as stairway access to a maisonette or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to environmental concerns like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Sidcup building we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Sidcup property will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to a serious infestation can include traps. If you strongly suspect an issue with carpet beetle larvae, or any pest, speak to your Sidcup surveyor

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