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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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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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Which Survey should I select for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upminster Common

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upminster Common

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Upminster Common) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upminster Common

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upminster Common and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Upminster Common property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Upminster Common property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Upminster Common Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

The qualified surveyor will visually survey the accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters for example, as well as gas connected appliances or installations such as fixed external ventilation hearths. The external fittings won't actually be detached. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Upminster Common property surveyor investigate possible flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can all result in extensive floods, and the value of a Upminster Common home in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Upminster Common, such as via seepage through walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Upminster Common enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The home surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

No recent flood alerts were made for Upminster Common, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 4th January 2013

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Upminster Common? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that rain and the effect it can have on a residence are not considered by house purchasers. As an example, spalling masonry suggest that the drainage systems are under performing.

The good news is that this is usually easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upminster Common and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Upminster Common property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Upminster Common property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Upminster Common Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

The qualified surveyor will visually survey the accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters for example, as well as gas connected appliances or installations such as fixed external ventilation hearths. The external fittings won't actually be detached. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.



Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Upminster Common property surveyor investigate possible flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can all result in extensive floods, and the value of a Upminster Common home in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Upminster Common, such as via seepage through walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Upminster Common enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The home surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

No recent flood alerts were made for Upminster Common, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 4th January 2013

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Upminster Common? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that rain and the effect it can have on a residence are not considered by house purchasers. As an example, spalling masonry suggest that the drainage systems are under performing.

The good news is that this is usually easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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