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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
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  • RICS surveyors in South Sutton
From £225
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Sutton

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Sutton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in South Sutton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Sutton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in South Sutton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the South Sutton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the South Sutton property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a South Sutton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a property near to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. industrial rubbish disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues like birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

South Sutton surveyors will consider structural problems linked to the site. Your lawyer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Sutton Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to get a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys no longer exist now Building Survey has now superseded it. If buying a modified South Sutton property, for example an older house, Building Survey is the most suitable choice of home survey. The report should outline full and notable details on the homes standard of construction and repair along with any important technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

There are one or two provisos with any survey because a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the South Sutton house, an example being the removing roof space contents. Certain external buildings will also be surveyed.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A South Sutton builder has suggested subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence information does the South Sutton house survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in South Sutton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the South Sutton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the South Sutton property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a South Sutton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a property near to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. industrial rubbish disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues like birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

South Sutton surveyors will consider structural problems linked to the site. Your lawyer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Sutton Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to get a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys no longer exist now Building Survey has now superseded it. If buying a modified South Sutton property, for example an older house, Building Survey is the most suitable choice of home survey. The report should outline full and notable details on the homes standard of construction and repair along with any important technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

There are one or two provisos with any survey because a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the South Sutton house, an example being the removing roof space contents. Certain external buildings will also be surveyed.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A South Sutton builder has suggested subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence information does the South Sutton house survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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