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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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Croydon

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Croydon

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in West Croydon) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Croydon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report 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 go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Croydon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the West Croydon property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the West Croydon property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant West Croydon House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including hazardous rubbish. Nobody would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks might include heavy metals. Health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in West Croydon will consider structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Croydon Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor search for indications of flooding damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a home in West Croydon through several routes, including poorly installed doors. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Does a Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Whether a house was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as wood boring insects or dry rot can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the kitchen wall to a sticking door in the kitchen. A West Croydon surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Croydon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the West Croydon property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the West Croydon property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant West Croydon House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including hazardous rubbish. Nobody would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks might include heavy metals. Health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in West Croydon will consider structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Croydon Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor search for indications of flooding damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a home in West Croydon through several routes, including poorly installed doors. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Does a Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Whether a house was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as wood boring insects or dry rot can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the kitchen wall to a sticking door in the kitchen. A West Croydon surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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