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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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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
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southwater

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southwater

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Southwater) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southwater

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Southwater and which is cheaper?

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

If the Southwater property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Southwater property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Southwater House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Southwater. Can a surveyor investigate possible flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

It is estimated that over two million properties are at risk of flood damage; sensible owners and property buyers in Southwater are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Southwater home in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a Southwater property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Southwater.

*04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Southwater? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Both in Southwater, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a residence are often overlooked by purchasers. One indication that drainage are worth a closer look is water pooling below gutters. Poor drainage can lead to damage to foundations.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Southwater home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and make certain other assumptions such as the property isn't on a land fill site. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like local Southwater industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Southwater and which is cheaper?

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

If the Southwater property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Southwater property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Southwater House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Southwater. Can a surveyor investigate possible flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

It is estimated that over two million properties are at risk of flood damage; sensible owners and property buyers in Southwater are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Southwater home in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a Southwater property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.



According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Southwater.

*04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Southwater? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Both in Southwater, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a residence are often overlooked by purchasers. One indication that drainage are worth a closer look is water pooling below gutters. Poor drainage can lead to damage to foundations.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Southwater home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and make certain other assumptions such as the property isn't on a land fill site. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like local Southwater industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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