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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.

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  • 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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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
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alexandra Park

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alexandra Park

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Alexandra Park) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alexandra Park

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Alexandra Park and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alexandra Park property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Alexandra Park property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Alexandra Park House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Alexandra Park, what input does a surveyor in Alexandra Park give for a 50s house built from Dutch bond brick? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick apartments indicate a range of defects. For example, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and may require immediate attention. W M Brickwork Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 87 Argyle Rd, Sheffield, S8 9HJ or 07730 700986.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, to the rare, such basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as pipe lagging insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging.

All forms including white are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, never to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Alexandra Park and saw evidence of that the bathroom door frame was skewed, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Alexandra Park and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alexandra Park property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Alexandra Park property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Alexandra Park House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Alexandra Park, what input does a surveyor in Alexandra Park give for a 50s house built from Dutch bond brick? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick apartments indicate a range of defects. For example, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and may require immediate attention. W M Brickwork Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 87 Argyle Rd, Sheffield, S8 9HJ or 07730 700986.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, to the rare, such basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as pipe lagging insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging.

All forms including white are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, never to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Alexandra Park and saw evidence of that the bathroom door frame was skewed, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

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