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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
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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 Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tooting

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tooting

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tooting) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tooting

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Tooting and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Tooting property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Tooting property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Tooting Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled conversion. Which major potential issues should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

Buyers of listed buildings built with stone should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. This is monitored by the local council. Defects such as delamination affect many stone-walled buildings.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Tooting, you can contact local suppliers.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a property we are interested to acquire, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Tooting Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor will typically comment on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe condition.

This should include a non invasive examination of the unconcealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other things, for example verifying the type of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Tooting.

The IEE suggest a Periodic Inspection be completed every ten years (5 if renting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there are asbestos flooring materials being found in property. Which types of asbestos are a concern, is there a danger and will the home survey in Tooting report on it?

Asbestos is a dangerous material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. roof gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings for example. Technically all forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Tooting and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Tooting property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Tooting property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Tooting Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled conversion. Which major potential issues should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

Buyers of listed buildings built with stone should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. This is monitored by the local council. Defects such as delamination affect many stone-walled buildings.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Tooting, you can contact local suppliers.



Shocking Electrics

When we saw a property we are interested to acquire, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Tooting Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor will typically comment on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe condition.

This should include a non invasive examination of the unconcealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other things, for example verifying the type of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Tooting.

The IEE suggest a Periodic Inspection be completed every ten years (5 if renting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there are asbestos flooring materials being found in property. Which types of asbestos are a concern, is there a danger and will the home survey in Tooting report on it?

Asbestos is a dangerous material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. roof gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings for example. Technically all forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.

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