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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
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Altrincham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Altrincham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Altrincham) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Altrincham

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Altrincham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Altrincham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Altrincham property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Altrincham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing an old building in Altrincham? What effect will the cladding have on upkeep?

Many buyers in Altrincham would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. For traditionally-built Altrincham property, age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Buildings employing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. If you have doubts, speak to the chartered surveyor for more detail.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're planning to purchase in Altrincham. Is there a flood risk, and will the RICS surveyor investigate flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office), and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for houses in flood-risk areas. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before water damage starts. Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including loose patio doors.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Altrincham that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a type of solid render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is highly appealing and is found on Victorian and Regency houses. It is almost exactly the same as mortar in its constituency. It may contain lime in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Altrincham Building Surveys can report issues which can include trapped moisture leading to internal damp problems requiring costly repairs. Other issues may be when the application is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Altrincham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Altrincham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Altrincham property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Altrincham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing an old building in Altrincham? What effect will the cladding have on upkeep?

Many buyers in Altrincham would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. For traditionally-built Altrincham property, age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Buildings employing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. If you have doubts, speak to the chartered surveyor for more detail.



Damage resulting from flooding

We're planning to purchase in Altrincham. Is there a flood risk, and will the RICS surveyor investigate flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office), and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for houses in flood-risk areas. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before water damage starts. Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including loose patio doors.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Altrincham that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a type of solid render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is highly appealing and is found on Victorian and Regency houses. It is almost exactly the same as mortar in its constituency. It may contain lime in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Altrincham Building Surveys can report issues which can include trapped moisture leading to internal damp problems requiring costly repairs. Other issues may be when the application is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

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