Get a free instant quote for a property survey in Elmers End

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.

  • Fast turnaround of report
  • 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
Survey Quote in 60 Seconds

We will never share or misuse your details.

Enter your details correctly to ensure your quote is valid

Home Buyers Survey in Elmers End

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Elmers End

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.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report  HomeBuyer Report sample
Download sample Building Survey  Building Survey sample
Download sample Property Valuation  Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Elmers End

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Elmers End

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Elmers End) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Elmers End

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

Reviews

Elmers End Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Home Surveys in Elmers End

RICS Chartered Surveyors with coverage in Elmers End and throughout every county of England and Wales.

Elmers End Surveyors

About Us

Home Buyers Survey in Elmers End

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Elmers End and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Elmers End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Elmers End property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Elmers End House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s property with stone walls. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify repointing mortar with a suitable material.

For more details, contact a Elmers End firm. For example, Ward Antiques, 436 Croydon Rd, Beckenham, BR3 4EP (Tel: 020 8650 9005) may help.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Elmers End Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report in Elmers End will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost. To fully consider the market value the surveyor will refer to awareness of the Elmers End property market and other considerations about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any serious legal issues like consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, like the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

Your surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes at the home, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance fireplaces. Any external fittings won't actually be taken off. The system will not be tested at all. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations stipulate landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .