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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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  • 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.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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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What Survey should I choose for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Ewell

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Ewell

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in West Ewell) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Ewell

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in West Ewell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the West Ewell property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations on the West Ewell property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the West Ewell property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a West Ewell Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can we expect the West Ewell Property Survey to mention this?

Whether a property was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as environmental conditions or rising damp can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in West Ewell, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a pernicious silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials including cooker insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in stove insulation.

All forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to remove asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos during a West Ewell building survey. They will mention potential asbestos and should offer advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in West Ewell could be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Cracks that appear quickly may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in West Ewell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the West Ewell property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations on the West Ewell property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the West Ewell property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a West Ewell Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can we expect the West Ewell Property Survey to mention this?

Whether a property was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as environmental conditions or rising damp can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in West Ewell, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a pernicious silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials including cooker insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in stove insulation.

All forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to remove asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos during a West Ewell building survey. They will mention potential asbestos and should offer advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in West Ewell could be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Cracks that appear quickly may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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