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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
  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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Astwood Bank

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Astwood Bank

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Astwood Bank) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as mundic or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Astwood Bank

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Astwood Bank and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Astwood Bank property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Astwood Bank property's general condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Astwood Bank Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Astwood Bank subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Cracks that appear suddenly may be a strong indication of subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest

of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a property near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: domestic rubbish. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Health problems like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Astwood Bank will notice structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Redditch Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a Astwood Bank house and the seller has informed us that it has been constructed with Cotswold stone. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Ranging from Monks Park Limestone to Portland Fancy Beach Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects such as displacement affect many stone-walled property in Astwood Bank. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Astwood Bank, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Astwood Bank and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Astwood Bank property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Astwood Bank property's general condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Astwood Bank Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Astwood Bank subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Cracks that appear suddenly may be a strong indication of subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest



of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a property near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: domestic rubbish. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Health problems like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Astwood Bank will notice structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Redditch Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a Astwood Bank house and the seller has informed us that it has been constructed with Cotswold stone. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Ranging from Monks Park Limestone to Portland Fancy Beach Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects such as displacement affect many stone-walled property in Astwood Bank. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Astwood Bank, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

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