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The surveyor who produces your report will be local to Surrey Surveyors with knowledge of the area. 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 and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

Fast turnaround
Fast turnaround

The reports are a fast turnaround while still being accurate, so you'll have everything you need in no time.

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RICS qualified

You can trust our reports as they are all regulated by RICS, assuring standards and professional guidance.

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Traffic-light ratings

Each report comes with a handy traffic-light system to illustrate all aspects of the property clearly.

Expert Property Surveyors in Surrey

At Surveyor Local, it is important for us to provide high-quality and experienced property surveyors in Surrey in order to accurately inspect the conditions of your property. Our surveyors in Surrey have a specialised knowledge of the area and understand the range of existing issues in Surrey that can affect your property. These may include asbestos, damp, weather conditions, old wiring and the condition of the roof.  We work with RICS qualified surveyors in Surrey and around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price.

Surveying in Surrey Made Easy with Surveyor Local

Are you planning to buy a property in Surrey? Then one of the first things you'll need is a property survey in Surrey. Getting a property survey doesn't have to be complicated. At Surveyor Local we can help you make an informed decision about any property you plan to buy.

Surveyor Local gives you peace of mind and offers RICS Level 2 Surveys (HomeBuyer Reports), RICS Level 3 Surveys (Building Surveys) and Property Valuations, across the UK, offering tailored national coverage. So get things moving in a matter of moments with an online quote, call us on 0800 032 7649, or request a callback.

Arranging a building or house survey in Surrey?

No matter which part of this historic county you intend to purchase in, you can quickly and easily arrange the building or house survey in Surrey that you need through Surveyor Local.

From the biggest towns such as Woking, Guildford, Walton-on-Thames and Ewell to picturesque spots like Windlesham and Egham, our property surveyors in Surrey can handle your building survey.

We only work with Surrey-based chartered surveyors registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to guarantee the highest quality service at affordable prices.

Read on to find the answers to our most frequently asked questions about building surveys in Surrey.

Commonly asked questions:

What type of house survey do I need?

Whatever type of property you intend to buy in Surrey, the decision on which building survey is best will depend on a number of factors. There are three RICS Survey Levels, each with varying focuses which you should be aware of before having a property surveyed.

RICS Level 3 Surveyors in Surrey

A full structural survey known as a Building Survey (RICS Level 3) will provide a more in-depth examination and explanation of the fabric of a building. 

Much of Surrey's population lives in flats and apartments, which often benefit from a Level 3 Survey. This might be more appropriate when buying this particular type of property because the surveyor can be asked to provide an opinion on shared areas of a property, such as the roof area, hallways and stairwells - something which a Level 2 Survey or Property Valuation will not include.

RICS Level 2 Surveyors in Surrey

A RICS Level 2 Survey is best for homes built any time after 1900 and inspects the entire condition of the building. Perfect for more modern properties, this survey considers factors like the condition of the roof, damp, plumbing, electrical installations, the home's structural integrity and more.

Property Valuations in Surrey

A Property Valuation is the simplest level of the RICS Surveys. Working to assess the value of a property, a Property Valuation surveyor is not responisble for inspecting potential defects or necessary repairs in a property. They are, however, ideal for anyone interested in buying, selling or investing in a property, as a means of understanding its worth.

Take a look at our compare surveys page to get a more detailed understanding of each of the three survey levels.

Will a house survey in Surrey inspect damp and mould?

A Level 3 House Survey will check for damp and mould and advise on maintenance solutions for such issues in the report.

As is the case with many properties across the UK, damp and moisture-related issues are also prevalent in properties throughout Surrey.

Will a house survey in Surrey detect asbestos?

Building or house surveys in Surrey will not be able to confirm whether asbestos is present, but the surveyor will note any possibility of the fibre's use and advise where further investigation is required.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibre that may be found in older buildings in Surrey, often used as flooring and fireplace lining. The product was also used as insulation in ceiling tiles. Where asbestos is found, it must be removed by professionals who are licensed by the Health & Safety Executive.

What impact do Surrey's environmental conditions have on properties?

Brick-built properties are commonplace in Surrey and do benefit from many advantages, but they will also show signs of several issues, ranging from cracks to erosion. For instance, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and should be taken very seriously.

Does a house survey check wiring?

Whether carrying out a Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) or a Building Survey (RICS Level 3), a property surveyor in Surrey will look at the condition of the electrics.

Ideal for older properties, these surveys include an overview of the fuse board, its age and condition, any visible wiring, plus electrical fittings such as showers and light fittings.

If the electrics are in an unsatisfactory the surveyor will highlight this in their subsequent report. The surveyor will also examine any documentation from electrical wiring tests carried out by an electrician where this is available.

What type of property surveyor in Surrey do I need for an older building?

Older properties built using traditional methods and materials may be more expensive to maintain, while any defects may not be obvious without a detailed inspection.

When you instruct surveyors in Surrey through Surveyor Local, you get the opportunity to discuss whether the property you intend to buy has any specific issues related to its age or construction type. The surveyor can advise on what survey would best suit your circumstances.

Does a Homebuyers report check the roof?

A Homebuyer Report (RICS Level 2) uses colour-coded condition ratings that give those purchasing a property clear understanding of any issues. Access to loft or attic space can reveal issues with trusses and supports, torn or punctured damp proofing or missing tiles. Where it is not possible to access the roof for a more thorough inspection, the final report will make this clear.

Arrange your property and house survey in Surrey with Surveyor Local

If you have any further questions regarding our team of surveyors in Surrey, please feel free to contact us or call now on 0800 032 7649. You can also request a callback at a time that's most convenient for you. We're open late Monday to Friday and from 10am until 4pm every Saturday.

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