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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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  • RICS surveyors in Bacup
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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bacup

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bacup

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Bacup) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional e.g. thatched or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bacup

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Newchurch Road, Stacksteads, OL13

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Croft Street, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Bacup and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bacup property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Bacup property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Bacup property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Bacup Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look out for on a stucco Victorian home in Bacup which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just a kind of render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and is common on some Regency buildings. It used to contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bacup Building Surveys frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in damp problems. Other potential problems may involve sulphate attack from salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Resolving problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about insects - Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Bacup. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger. Evidence may not be easy to find, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your property surveyor.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent mentioned that the had been issues with loose slates, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our Bacup house surveyor look for?

Bacup houses with no other major issues can still be subject to damage to the roof. From clay tiles to collar beams, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor in the local area can provide one. Call Mass Roofing of 19 Lime St, Colne, BB8 9EL on 01282 701235 to request an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Bacup and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bacup property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Bacup property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Bacup property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Bacup Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look out for on a stucco Victorian home in Bacup which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just a kind of render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and is common on some Regency buildings. It used to contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bacup Building Surveys frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in damp problems. Other potential problems may involve sulphate attack from salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Resolving problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about insects - Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Bacup. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger. Evidence may not be easy to find, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your property surveyor.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent mentioned that the had been issues with loose slates, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our Bacup house surveyor look for?

Bacup houses with no other major issues can still be subject to damage to the roof. From clay tiles to collar beams, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor in the local area can provide one. Call Mass Roofing of 19 Lime St, Colne, BB8 9EL on 01282 701235 to request an estimate.

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