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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Whyteleafe

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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 Survey is right for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whyteleafe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whyteleafe

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Whyteleafe) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whyteleafe

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Whyteleafe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Whyteleafe property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Whyteleafe property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Whyteleafe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a home near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include heavy metals. Health concerns such as abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will notice any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Tandridge Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Home Survey look into this?

Clay soil can create several issues for house owners. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Whyteleafe surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Whyteleafe property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with a damaged mechanism is one defect applicable to this section.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Whyteleafe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Whyteleafe property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Whyteleafe property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Whyteleafe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a home near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include heavy metals. Health concerns such as abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will notice any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Tandridge Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Home Survey look into this?

Clay soil can create several issues for house owners. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Whyteleafe surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Whyteleafe property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with a damaged mechanism is one defect applicable to this section.

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