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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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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
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  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 HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ainsdale

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ainsdale

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Ainsdale) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ainsdale

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    Swinburne Avenue, Broadstars, Ct Dp - Cedar Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8- Cedar Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8

  • Building Survey
    Cottage Lane, Ormskirk, L39

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Ainsdale and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ainsdale 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 thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ainsdale property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Ainsdale. What will we need to pay attention to when purchasing an old building? What should be budgeted for repairs?

Some purchasers would be interested in owning a home with character. For houses in Ainsdale built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be problematic. Ainsdale houses built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Ainsdale's conservation areas, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. Discuss this with your property surveyor for more information.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in a house we used to own. Which issues relating to the attic will be looked into?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by buyers in Ainsdale who are aware that property may be exposed to roofing woes, like incorrectly applied waterproofing. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to clay tiles. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Repairs to a dilapidated roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A builder can provide an estimate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Ainsdale is a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my home survey look into?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a plasterwork, as a result of settlement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Ainsdale and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ainsdale 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 thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ainsdale property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Ainsdale. What will we need to pay attention to when purchasing an old building? What should be budgeted for repairs?

Some purchasers would be interested in owning a home with character. For houses in Ainsdale built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be problematic. Ainsdale houses built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Ainsdale's conservation areas, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. Discuss this with your property surveyor for more information.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in a house we used to own. Which issues relating to the attic will be looked into?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by buyers in Ainsdale who are aware that property may be exposed to roofing woes, like incorrectly applied waterproofing. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to clay tiles. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Repairs to a dilapidated roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A builder can provide an estimate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Ainsdale is a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my home survey look into?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a plasterwork, as a result of settlement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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