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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.

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  • 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.

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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
  Property Valuation
  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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alton

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Alton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Alton

  • Building Survey
    John Eggars Square, Anstey Road, Alton, Hants, GU34

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Bennet Close, Alton, Hampshire, GU34

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Alton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Alton property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Alton Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will a Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Alton which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really dense render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The finish is highly grand in appearance and was common on some Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Alton surveyors frequently detail defects like trapped moisture culminating in problems with damp

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of brickwork. Re-covering problems may be dear as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Additionally, most homes are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

We are wanting to investing in a property in Alton (GU34). The asking price is £161, 400. What factors will local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Alton ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices like whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the internal layout. One method is to look at prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The average flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £146, 900, which is £14, 500 less than £161, 400 - the amount you buying for. The average factoring in houses and flats was £319, 923. Chandlers Yard, Lower Froyle, Alton, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU34 4LS recently sold for £114, 000 .

The best way for you to get an accurate property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service.

A local surveyor will attend the property as well as factoring in the long list of location related influences that have a bearing on the value of property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Alton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Alton property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Alton Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will a Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Alton which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really dense render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The finish is highly grand in appearance and was common on some Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Alton surveyors frequently detail defects like trapped moisture culminating in problems with damp

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of brickwork. Re-covering problems may be dear as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting more difficult to find.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Additionally, most homes are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

We are wanting to investing in a property in Alton (GU34). The asking price is £161, 400. What factors will local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Alton ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices like whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the internal layout. One method is to look at prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The average flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £146, 900, which is £14, 500 less than £161, 400 - the amount you buying for. The average factoring in houses and flats was £319, 923. Chandlers Yard, Lower Froyle, Alton, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU34 4LS recently sold for £114, 000 .

The best way for you to get an accurate property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service.

A local surveyor will attend the property as well as factoring in the long list of location related influences that have a bearing on the value of property.

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