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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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  • 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.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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in Beacon Hill

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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Beacon Hill

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Beacon Hill

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Beacon Hill) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Beacon Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Beacon Hill

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Beacon Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Beacon Hill property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Beacon Hill property's condition along with information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Beacon Hill House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Beacon Hill, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will my Beacon Hill HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for property owners, with uneven soil compaction and soil movement being relatively common. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Beacon Hill, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture,

but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Beacon Hill? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on a structure are not given more thought. As an example, "gushing" gutters can often mean that the drainage are worth a closer look, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. The good news is that these defects are usually easy to remedy, if not neglected. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence is a problem affecting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Beacon Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Beacon Hill property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Beacon Hill property's condition along with information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Beacon Hill House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Beacon Hill, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will my Beacon Hill HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for property owners, with uneven soil compaction and soil movement being relatively common. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Beacon Hill, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture,



but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Beacon Hill? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on a structure are not given more thought. As an example, "gushing" gutters can often mean that the drainage are worth a closer look, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. The good news is that these defects are usually easy to remedy, if not neglected. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence is a problem affecting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

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