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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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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
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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sydenham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sydenham

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sydenham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sydenham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Elderton Road, London, SE26

  • HomeBuyer Report
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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sydenham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sydenham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sydenham property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Sydenham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old converted cow-house. Will the age of the residence be an issue?

A building's age can be problematic. Buildings employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs.If you have doubts, speak to your Sydenham surveyor for more information. Erected between 1595 and 1333, Coopers Yard, south barn in Sydenham is a traditional barn of the time.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I am meaning to acquire, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Survey in Sydenham a RICS surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. He or she is expected to report on possible problems relating to things like verifying the condition of the fixed appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate that a PIR be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Sydenham. Is there a flood risk, and will the surveyor inquire into signs of flooding damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flood damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the Building Survey may advise appropriate repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Also included on Environment Agency's flood alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Near Sydenham, the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries status was recently updated to 'No warnings' by the Environment Agency.

*This information correct - 4th Jan 2013

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sydenham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sydenham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sydenham property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Sydenham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old converted cow-house. Will the age of the residence be an issue?

A building's age can be problematic. Buildings employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs.If you have doubts, speak to your Sydenham surveyor for more information. Erected between 1595 and 1333, Coopers Yard, south barn in Sydenham is a traditional barn of the time.



Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I am meaning to acquire, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Survey in Sydenham a RICS surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. He or she is expected to report on possible problems relating to things like verifying the condition of the fixed appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE advocate that a PIR be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Sydenham. Is there a flood risk, and will the surveyor inquire into signs of flooding damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flood damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the Building Survey may advise appropriate repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Also included on Environment Agency's flood alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Near Sydenham, the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries status was recently updated to 'No warnings' by the Environment Agency.

*This information correct - 4th Jan 2013

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