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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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Home Buyers Survey
in South East London

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  • RICS surveyors in South East London
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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
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South East London

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South East London

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in South East London) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South East London

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    C, Cornwall Court, Cleaver Street, London, SE11

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Derwent Court, Eleanor Close and Parking Space, SE16

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in South East London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the South East London property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the South East London property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a South East London House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

When investing in a modified Victorian cottage property - should I upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey. RICS would recommend that you select the Building Survey in relation to the house you are planning to buy. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a mid 20th century of later South East London property of standard construction materials and methods. You should be aware of several restrictions are integral with the survey as your surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the house or assess the serviceability of energy sources.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about an infestation in the area. How do we investigate further?

Homes in South East London will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all South East London surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a South East London property will include a valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost as standard. To fully consider the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will use area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms Your South East London surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental issues like pig farms, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in South East London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the South East London property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the South East London property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a South East London House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

When investing in a modified Victorian cottage property - should I upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey. RICS would recommend that you select the Building Survey in relation to the house you are planning to buy. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a mid 20th century of later South East London property of standard construction materials and methods. You should be aware of several restrictions are integral with the survey as your surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the house or assess the serviceability of energy sources.



Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about an infestation in the area. How do we investigate further?

Homes in South East London will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all South East London surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a South East London property will include a valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost as standard. To fully consider the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will use area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms Your South East London surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental issues like pig farms, also being considered.

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