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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.

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  • 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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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
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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What building survey should I pick for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thornton Heath

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thornton Heath

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thornton Heath) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as thatched roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thornton Heath

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Maryland Road, Thornton Heath, CR7

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Mersham Road, Thornton Heath, CR7

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Thornton Heath and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Thornton Heath property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thornton Heath property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Thornton Heath House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Thornton Heath include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To fully consider the value of the property the valuer will factor in area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will draw upon other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors will ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Further area assumptions, like service connections, are made in addition to any Thornton Heath environmental concerns like local industry, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a home in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. non-hazardous waste material disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns such as spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Thornton Heath will consider structural problems connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Merton Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Thornton Heath home built in the mid 30s, but it has clay foundations. Can a Thornton Heath House Survey investigate this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to sticking window frames. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Thornton Heath and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Thornton Heath property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thornton Heath property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Thornton Heath House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Thornton Heath include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To fully consider the value of the property the valuer will factor in area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will draw upon other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors will ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Further area assumptions, like service connections, are made in addition to any Thornton Heath environmental concerns like local industry, which will also be factored in.



A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a home in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. non-hazardous waste material disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns such as spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Thornton Heath will consider structural problems connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Merton Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Thornton Heath home built in the mid 30s, but it has clay foundations. Can a Thornton Heath House Survey investigate this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to sticking window frames. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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