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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 Hornchurch

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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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Which Home Survey do I need for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Hornchurch

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Hornchurch

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in South Hornchurch) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as stone slab roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Hornchurch

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in South Hornchurch and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the South Hornchurch property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the South Hornchurch property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a South Hornchurch House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in South Hornchurch, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the house surveyor consider possible flooding damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are in danger of flood damage. Both home buyers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can your HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the drawing room wall to sticking window frames. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials including shed roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in soil vent pipes.

All forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a South Hornchurch home survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in South Hornchurch and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the South Hornchurch property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the South Hornchurch property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a South Hornchurch House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in South Hornchurch, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the house surveyor consider possible flooding damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are in danger of flood damage. Both home buyers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can your HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the drawing room wall to sticking window frames. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials including shed roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in soil vent pipes.

All forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a South Hornchurch home survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

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