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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Swanley

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  • RICS surveyors in Swanley
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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swanley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swanley

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Swanley) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. stone slab roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swanley

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Swanley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Swanley property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Swanley Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can wet conditions have on a Swanley property? Will the HomeBuyer Report give details on this? If there are problems, will they be disruptive to fix?

Both in Swanley, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rain and the effect it can have on a property are rarely considered properly. For example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts will likely suggest that the drainage systems are damaged. Poor drainage can lead to damage to foundations.

The good news is that problems with drains are quite easy to repair. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement. In order to determine an accurate value estimate your chartered surveyor will pair awareness of the Swanley property market and other considerations relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Swanley surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.

Further Swanley conjectures, like services, are made in addition to Swanley environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Swanley. Is there any brick wall maintenance advice we should be aware of?? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-constructed property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also be affected by considerable issues, ranging from badly applied render to weathering. An issue of particular concern is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. For more information, contact a local builder, A B C of 4 Roland Clo, Cambridge, CB4 2DJ on 01223 360825.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.

If the Swanley surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Swanley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Swanley property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Swanley Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can wet conditions have on a Swanley property? Will the HomeBuyer Report give details on this? If there are problems, will they be disruptive to fix?

Both in Swanley, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rain and the effect it can have on a property are rarely considered properly. For example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts will likely suggest that the drainage systems are damaged. Poor drainage can lead to damage to foundations.

The good news is that problems with drains are quite easy to repair. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement. In order to determine an accurate value estimate your chartered surveyor will pair awareness of the Swanley property market and other considerations relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Swanley surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.

Further Swanley conjectures, like services, are made in addition to Swanley environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Swanley. Is there any brick wall maintenance advice we should be aware of?? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-constructed property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also be affected by considerable issues, ranging from badly applied render to weathering. An issue of particular concern is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. For more information, contact a local builder, A B C of 4 Roland Clo, Cambridge, CB4 2DJ on 01223 360825.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.

If the Swanley surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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