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Homebuyer
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dorking

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dorking

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Dorking) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dorking

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Dorking and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Dorking property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Dorking property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Dorking Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we check drainage? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Dorking and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on Dorking homes is ignored. If you have only been to the home in good weather, defects may not have been obvious. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Luckily, problems with drains are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. In order to determine the value of the property the valuer will use in depth understanding of the Dorking market and other factors about the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use other assumptions e.g. the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there is an absence of any serious legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Such concerns will be clarified by your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any Dorking environmental concerns like local Dorking industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we expect to purchase, it appeared that there is old wiring; does Dorking Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrical system?

During a Home Survey in Dorking the RICS surveyor will usually report on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include an overview or examination of any revealed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of things like confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place. Inspecting the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the survey in Dorking. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Dorking .

The IEE recommend that an electrical check be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Dorking and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Dorking property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Dorking property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Dorking Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we check drainage? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Dorking and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on Dorking homes is ignored. If you have only been to the home in good weather, defects may not have been obvious. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Luckily, problems with drains are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. In order to determine the value of the property the valuer will use in depth understanding of the Dorking market and other factors about the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use other assumptions e.g. the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there is an absence of any serious legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Such concerns will be clarified by your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any Dorking environmental concerns like local Dorking industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we expect to purchase, it appeared that there is old wiring; does Dorking Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrical system?

During a Home Survey in Dorking the RICS surveyor will usually report on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include an overview or examination of any revealed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of things like confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place. Inspecting the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the survey in Dorking. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Dorking .

The IEE recommend that an electrical check be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

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