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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.

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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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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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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upper Norwood

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upper Norwood

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Upper Norwood) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upper Norwood

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Upper Norwood

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Upper Norwood and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Upper Norwood property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Upper Norwood property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Upper Norwood Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of vermin in the kitchen - Will a RICS surveyor look into this?

Homes in Upper Norwood will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Upper Norwood. What suggestions can a Upper Norwood surveyor make?

Brick flats in Upper Norwood will suffer from a number of issues. The surveyor will mention these, with feedback.

A defect often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. A local builder should be able to assist. Call West Stephen & Son, 30 Carnhywell Rd, Llanelli, SA14 9EE on 07870 146232 for a quote for repair work.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we are intending to buy we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Upper Norwood the RICS surveyor should remark on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check of exposed parts of the wiring on top of things like the state of miniature circuit breakers. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the survey in Upper Norwood. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Upper Norwood and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Upper Norwood property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Upper Norwood property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Upper Norwood Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of vermin in the kitchen - Will a RICS surveyor look into this?

Homes in Upper Norwood will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Upper Norwood. What suggestions can a Upper Norwood surveyor make?

Brick flats in Upper Norwood will suffer from a number of issues. The surveyor will mention these, with feedback.

A defect often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. A local builder should be able to assist. Call West Stephen & Son, 30 Carnhywell Rd, Llanelli, SA14 9EE on 07870 146232 for a quote for repair work.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we are intending to buy we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Upper Norwood the RICS surveyor should remark on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check of exposed parts of the wiring on top of things like the state of miniature circuit breakers. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the survey in Upper Norwood. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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