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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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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 correct choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ashton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ashton

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ashton) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ashton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ashton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ashton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the Ashton property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Ashton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can my Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep

the level reasonably stable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to pay attention to when purchasing older property? Will the house's age be a problem?

Some buyers in Ashton would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. Use of traditional methods, however, can create issues for homeowners. Properties showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Ashton building will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of Ashton as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also examine style of architecture and use key assumptions such as there are no damaging materials. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings.

Further Ashton assumptions, for example service connections, are made in addition to Ashton environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ashton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ashton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the Ashton property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Ashton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can my Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep



the level reasonably stable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to pay attention to when purchasing older property? Will the house's age be a problem?

Some buyers in Ashton would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. Use of traditional methods, however, can create issues for homeowners. Properties showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Ashton building will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of Ashton as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also examine style of architecture and use key assumptions such as there are no damaging materials. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings.

Further Ashton assumptions, for example service connections, are made in addition to Ashton environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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