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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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Home Buyers Survey
in West Sussex

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  • RICS surveyors in West Sussex
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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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Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Sussex

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Sussex

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in West Sussex) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example mundic or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Sussex

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
in West Sussex

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    Tanyard Close, Horsham, West Sussex RH13

  • HomeBuyer Report
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Home Buyers Survey West Sussex

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in West Sussex and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Sussex property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Sussex property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a West Sussex House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What aspects of the roof will be looked into?

This is a common concern for buyers in West Sussexwho have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. A large number of properties can be blighted by issues with the roof like. From parapet walls to clay tiles, every part of the roof will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in West Sussex, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in West Sussex will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact G A Roofing of 121 Sunningdale Gardens, Bognor Regis, PO22 9LF on 0800-037 1544 for a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can a West Sussex HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific issues include soil movement. 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. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a West Sussex home's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a West Sussex surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. 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.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

One example would be split wood sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered.

A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in West Sussex and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Sussex property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Sussex property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a West Sussex House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What aspects of the roof will be looked into?

This is a common concern for buyers in West Sussexwho have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. A large number of properties can be blighted by issues with the roof like. From parapet walls to clay tiles, every part of the roof will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in West Sussex, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in West Sussex will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.



In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact G A Roofing of 121 Sunningdale Gardens, Bognor Regis, PO22 9LF on 0800-037 1544 for a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can a West Sussex HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific issues include soil movement. 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. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a West Sussex home's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a West Sussex surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. 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.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

One example would be split wood sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered.

A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration.

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