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Valuation
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Valuation
Homebuyer
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Building
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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Surrey

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Surrey

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Surrey) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Surrey

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Surrey and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Surrey property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Surrey property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Surrey Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I would be advised to be aware of when purchasing a property in Surrey inside Brooklands conservation area ?

Brooklands is in a conservation area and has been classed as at risk by English Heritage, with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating. For further information visit their website. There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority. Brooklands is designated by Guildford Borough Council at Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB. Call 01483 505 050. Your surveyor need to have local knowledge of local factors and the connection may have with the property and its value. Property values is generally significantly higher which is down to conservation areas being preserved.

Property surveyors will advise if the house is possibly so designated and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are conducted by your solicitor. Unauthorised extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Jepsen & Co are a local firm situated at 65 East Lane, Guildford, Surrey, KT24 6LR might be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01483 281720

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I am planning to buy, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the surveyor advise the electrics?

During a Surrey Building Survey a RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous condition. This will include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of the unconcealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to possible problems relating to things like verifying the external or remote installations such as power in garages. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Surrey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Surrey .

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may heavy rain have on our new Surrey property, and does our Surrey surveyor mention it?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, this issue is not given more thought by buyers. Signs that gutters are damaged include damp stains around drainage. Luckily, these defects are quite easy to remedy.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Surrey and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Surrey property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Surrey property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Surrey Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I would be advised to be aware of when purchasing a property in Surrey inside Brooklands conservation area ?

Brooklands is in a conservation area and has been classed as at risk by English Heritage, with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating. For further information visit their website. There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority. Brooklands is designated by Guildford Borough Council at Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB. Call 01483 505 050. Your surveyor need to have local knowledge of local factors and the connection may have with the property and its value. Property values is generally significantly higher which is down to conservation areas being preserved.



Property surveyors will advise if the house is possibly so designated and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are conducted by your solicitor. Unauthorised extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Jepsen & Co are a local firm situated at 65 East Lane, Guildford, Surrey, KT24 6LR might be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01483 281720

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I am planning to buy, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the surveyor advise the electrics?

During a Surrey Building Survey a RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous condition. This will include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of the unconcealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to possible problems relating to things like verifying the external or remote installations such as power in garages. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Surrey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Surrey .

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may heavy rain have on our new Surrey property, and does our Surrey surveyor mention it?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, this issue is not given more thought by buyers. Signs that gutters are damaged include damp stains around drainage. Luckily, these defects are quite easy to remedy.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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Recent Surrey Surveyor Reports

  • Bucket used to conceal roof leak

    By  November 12th, 2012

    A good surveyor will always carry a ladder and where practicable carry out as detailed inspection of the loft space as possible. Although a roadside inspection of the roof will be carried out, often a clearer picture can be painted when looking at the underside. This property in...