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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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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Strood

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Strood

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Strood) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Strood

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Strood and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Strood property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Strood property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Strood Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Strood. Which issues relating to the roofing will be checked?

Strood property in good condition will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as bowing beams. From the fascias to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Strood, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including badly installed felting.

Maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create more problems for residents? Which potential issues should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, consider a stonemason or other knowledgeable contractor in the area, including BMG Stones, Court Farm, Pilgrims Rd, Upper Halling, Rochester, ME2 1HR (Phone: 01634 247558).

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the house surveyor check for flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Met Office). If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before water damage starts. The house survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Strood house enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Strood and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Strood property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Strood property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Strood Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Strood. Which issues relating to the roofing will be checked?

Strood property in good condition will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as bowing beams. From the fascias to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Strood, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including badly installed felting.

Maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create more problems for residents? Which potential issues should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, consider a stonemason or other knowledgeable contractor in the area, including BMG Stones, Court Farm, Pilgrims Rd, Upper Halling, Rochester, ME2 1HR (Phone: 01634 247558).

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the house surveyor check for flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Met Office). If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before water damage starts. The house survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Strood house enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.

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