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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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  • 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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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Building
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ashton Under Lyne

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ashton Under Lyne

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ashton Under Lyne) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ashton Under Lyne

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring 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 on a home in Ashton Under Lyne and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Ashton Under Lyne property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Ashton Under Lyne property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Ashton Under Lyne Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your Ashton Under Lyne Home Buyers Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ashton Under Lyne buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! During the HomeBuyer Report

or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I intend to move into it appeared that there is old wiring. Does a Ashton Under Lyne survey go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Ashton Under Lyne a RICS surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include a general look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring as well as areas e.g. inspecting the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. water heaters or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Ashton Under Lyne.

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will heavy rain have on a Ashton Under Lyne house, and does our RICS surveyor in Ashton Under Lyne mention it?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on properties are not given more thought. If you have visited the property in on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Ashton Under Lyne and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Ashton Under Lyne property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Ashton Under Lyne property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Ashton Under Lyne Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your Ashton Under Lyne Home Buyers Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ashton Under Lyne buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! During the HomeBuyer Report



or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I intend to move into it appeared that there is old wiring. Does a Ashton Under Lyne survey go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Ashton Under Lyne a RICS surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include a general look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring as well as areas e.g. inspecting the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. water heaters or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Ashton Under Lyne.

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will heavy rain have on a Ashton Under Lyne house, and does our RICS surveyor in Ashton Under Lyne mention it?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on properties are not given more thought. If you have visited the property in on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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