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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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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Which Home Survey should I select for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upminster

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upminster

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Upminster) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upminster

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Upminster and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Upminster property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Upminster property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Upminster Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £250, 550 in the right area price to buy a property in Upminster in RM14 for and what factors will qualified surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Upminster ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect the price of property like the view (good or bad) or the internal layout. It often helps to benchmark prices flat prices recorded in Upminster for similar flats. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £223, 250, which is £27, 300 less than the amount you are paying. The average for houses and flats was £350, 396. Key House, 12, Apartment 5, Branfill Road, Upminster, Havering, Greater London, RM14 2SQ a leasehold apartment recently sold for £289, 000 .

In order for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation

Report (PVR) as an inclusive part. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A professional qualified surveyor will always visit the building as well as allowing for any other location factors that can affect the value of property.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to disturb it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Upminster Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Upminster? If there are issues, will they be disruptive to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact heavy rain can have on Upminster homes is not considered. If you have only been to the home on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that gutters are at risk include mildew or damp in the roof. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Upminster and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Upminster property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Upminster property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Upminster Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £250, 550 in the right area price to buy a property in Upminster in RM14 for and what factors will qualified surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Upminster ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect the price of property like the view (good or bad) or the internal layout. It often helps to benchmark prices flat prices recorded in Upminster for similar flats. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £223, 250, which is £27, 300 less than the amount you are paying. The average for houses and flats was £350, 396. Key House, 12, Apartment 5, Branfill Road, Upminster, Havering, Greater London, RM14 2SQ a leasehold apartment recently sold for £289, 000 .

In order for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation



Report (PVR) as an inclusive part. A RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A professional qualified surveyor will always visit the building as well as allowing for any other location factors that can affect the value of property.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to disturb it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Upminster Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Upminster? If there are issues, will they be disruptive to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact heavy rain can have on Upminster homes is not considered. If you have only been to the home on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that gutters are at risk include mildew or damp in the roof. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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