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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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in Arlesey

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From £225
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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Arlesey

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Arlesey

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Arlesey) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Arlesey

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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  • Building Survey
    Hitchin Road, Arlesey, SG15

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Arlesey and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Arlesey property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Arlesey property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Arlesey House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Arlesey Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian detached house in Arlesey that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Usually it is layered over red brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian homes. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Arlesey can show issues for example trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems could involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check rainwater goods? Will the house surveyor report on this?

Both in Arlesey, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on a residence is rarely paid due attention. One indication that downspouts are a cause for concern is flaking or efflorescence on external walls. This can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Arlesey house and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Does the Arlesey Home Survey cover this?

Whether a home was built in 1704 or 2004, factors as varied as low-grade construction materials or dry rot can create major repair bills for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Arlesey surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Arlesey and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Arlesey property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Arlesey property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Arlesey House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Arlesey Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian detached house in Arlesey that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Usually it is layered over red brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian homes. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Arlesey can show issues for example trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems.



Another example of problems could involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to check rainwater goods? Will the house surveyor report on this?

Both in Arlesey, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on a residence is rarely paid due attention. One indication that downspouts are a cause for concern is flaking or efflorescence on external walls. This can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Arlesey house and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Does the Arlesey Home Survey cover this?

Whether a home was built in 1704 or 2004, factors as varied as low-grade construction materials or dry rot can create major repair bills for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Arlesey surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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