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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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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
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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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  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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Waltham Forest

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Waltham Forest

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Waltham Forest) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Waltham Forest

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Waltham Forest and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Waltham Forest property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Waltham Forest property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Waltham Forest Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I need to look out for if planning to buy a period property in Waltham Forest in a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Surveyors in Waltham Forest are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any relation they have with the property. Prices will probably be more than prices outside the area which is down to the areas resisting change.

Surveyors are trained to advise if the house might be classified as such and Section I of the Waltham Forest Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are raised during the conveyancing process. Out of keeping extensions that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Waltham Forest house or flat, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. One example would be any visible cracks on the chimney stack. Chimney stacks are visually inspected from ground level if access to the roof cannot be arranged.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will heavy rainfall have on a property? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the impact rainfall can have on property is not given enough thought by house purchasers. As an example, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage strongly suggest that the drainage are a cause for concern. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If left untreated, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Waltham Forest and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Waltham Forest property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Waltham Forest property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Waltham Forest Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I need to look out for if planning to buy a period property in Waltham Forest in a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Surveyors in Waltham Forest are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any relation they have with the property. Prices will probably be more than prices outside the area which is down to the areas resisting change.



Surveyors are trained to advise if the house might be classified as such and Section I of the Waltham Forest Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are raised during the conveyancing process. Out of keeping extensions that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Waltham Forest house or flat, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. One example would be any visible cracks on the chimney stack. Chimney stacks are visually inspected from ground level if access to the roof cannot be arranged.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will heavy rainfall have on a property? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the impact rainfall can have on property is not given enough thought by house purchasers. As an example, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage strongly suggest that the drainage are a cause for concern. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If left untreated, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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