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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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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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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 one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tiptree

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tiptree

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tiptree) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tiptree

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Tiptree and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tiptree property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Tiptree property's state of repair along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Tiptree House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Tiptree, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the Tiptree Building Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Tiptree house. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Signs like sticking window frames or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Tiptree, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. Small areas of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that loose slates had been a concern - What does the surveyor in Tiptree pay attention to during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to clay tiles, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The maintenance of a roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself. Speak to J P C of 24 Luard Way, Birch, Colchester, CO2 0LR on 07582 032850 to request a quote.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor check the safety of the gas flues?

The surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas heaters where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures such as chimney linings. Any fittings won't however be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Tiptree include Tecgas Heating & Plumbing Services of 26 Taylors Road, Rowhedge, Colchester, Essex Tel. 07840 881168 and John Allen and Son Plumbing & Heating of 48 Oak Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex Tel. 01621813055.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Tiptree and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tiptree property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Tiptree property's state of repair along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Tiptree House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Tiptree, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the Tiptree Building Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Tiptree house. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Signs like sticking window frames or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Tiptree, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. Small areas of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that loose slates had been a concern - What does the surveyor in Tiptree pay attention to during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to clay tiles, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The maintenance of a roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself. Speak to J P C of 24 Luard Way, Birch, Colchester, CO2 0LR on 07582 032850 to request a quote.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor check the safety of the gas flues?

The surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas heaters where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fixtures such as chimney linings. Any fittings won't however be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Tiptree include Tecgas Heating & Plumbing Services of 26 Taylors Road, Rowhedge, Colchester, Essex Tel. 07840 881168 and John Allen and Son Plumbing & Heating of 48 Oak Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex Tel. 01621813055.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

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