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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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  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 Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swanscombe

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swanscombe

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Swanscombe) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swanscombe

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Swanscombe property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Swanscombe property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Swanscombe Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a danger of an asbestos fireplace at the house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including duct connectors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board.

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Never attempt to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your Swanscombe surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Swanscombe, and can a Swanscombe Swanscombe surveyor check any flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a house will be secure against flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The house survey may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house in Swanscombe lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1974-built flat in Swanscombe and saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the bathroom. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose because the issues which a Swanscombe surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Swanscombe property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Swanscombe property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Swanscombe Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a danger of an asbestos fireplace at the house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including duct connectors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board.

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Never attempt to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your Swanscombe surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and will suggest further investigation.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Swanscombe, and can a Swanscombe Swanscombe surveyor check any flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a house will be secure against flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The house survey may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house in Swanscombe lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1974-built flat in Swanscombe and saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the bathroom. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose because the issues which a Swanscombe surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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