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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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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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Valuation
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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Byfleet

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Byfleet

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in West Byfleet) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Byfleet

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in West Byfleet and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Byfleet property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the West Byfleet property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a West Byfleet Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in West Byfleet, and think we saw signs of insects in the loft conversion. What should we do?

Pests like wasps may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in West Byfleet. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for pest problems may include use of insecticides.

Gas flame

Will the qualified surveyor report on the condition of the gas installations?

A qualified surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, in addition to gas related fixtures like fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings will not however be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Surrey based local Gas Safe registered companies include K R Finn of 6, Gaveston Close, West Byfleet, Surrey Tel. 07929654034 and M Jenkins of 72 Fullerton Road, Byfleet, West Byfleet, Surrey Tel. 07813 818013.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I need to consider if buying a property in West Byfleet near a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in West Byfleet must possess sufficient knowledge of local area issues and the bearing may have with the home and its value. The value of homes will be more than prices outside the area which is down to them being in their original state.

Surveyors are trained to advise you if the home is/might be classified as such and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Stuart Q Murphy are based in 15 Station Approach, Elmbridge, Surrey, KT14 6NF might be able to help. Tel: 01932 355755

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in West Byfleet and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Byfleet property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the West Byfleet property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a West Byfleet Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in West Byfleet, and think we saw signs of insects in the loft conversion. What should we do?

Pests like wasps may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in West Byfleet. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for pest problems may include use of insecticides.



Gas flame

Will the qualified surveyor report on the condition of the gas installations?

A qualified surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, in addition to gas related fixtures like fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings will not however be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Surrey based local Gas Safe registered companies include K R Finn of 6, Gaveston Close, West Byfleet, Surrey Tel. 07929654034 and M Jenkins of 72 Fullerton Road, Byfleet, West Byfleet, Surrey Tel. 07813 818013.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I need to consider if buying a property in West Byfleet near a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in West Byfleet must possess sufficient knowledge of local area issues and the bearing may have with the home and its value. The value of homes will be more than prices outside the area which is down to them being in their original state.

Surveyors are trained to advise you if the home is/might be classified as such and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Stuart Q Murphy are based in 15 Station Approach, Elmbridge, Surrey, KT14 6NF might be able to help. Tel: 01932 355755

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