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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
  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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ambleside

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ambleside

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ambleside) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ambleside

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Ambleside and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Ambleside property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ambleside property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ambleside Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create more problems? Are there any related issues that need to be investigated?

Poorly pointed or installed window frames can often cause problems for properties in Ambleside with stone walls. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Ambleside. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the Ambleside house surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around Ambleside with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, wet rot. From the sheeting to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Ambleside, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. When calculating the property's value your independent surveyor will factor in local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and use key assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any expensive legal issues such as Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Ambleside and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Ambleside property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ambleside property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ambleside Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create more problems? Are there any related issues that need to be investigated?

Poorly pointed or installed window frames can often cause problems for properties in Ambleside with stone walls. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Ambleside. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the Ambleside house surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around Ambleside with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, wet rot. From the sheeting to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Ambleside, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. When calculating the property's value your independent surveyor will factor in local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and use key assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any expensive legal issues such as Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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