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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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From £225
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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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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 Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Biggleswade

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Biggleswade

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Biggleswade) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Biggleswade

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Biggleswade and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Biggleswade property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Biggleswade property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Biggleswade Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos was not completely banned until the late nineties so property built earlier than 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in ceiling boards. It is mainly found in Canada.

All forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken never to disturb it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos will likely be dear but must be conducted by trained experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Biggleswade HomeBuyer report. Your Biggleswade surveyor should note suspected asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Biggleswade home built in the early 50s, but it has clay foundations. Will my Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Factors from wet rot to groundwater flooding can cause problems for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable small cracks in the garage wall, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Biggleswade surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in Biggleswade? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

Both in Biggleswade, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact rainfall can have on buildings in Biggleswade is not considered by home buyers. If you have only visited the home in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include mildew or damp in the roof. Poor drainage can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair fairly cheaply. Where this is poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Biggleswade and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Biggleswade property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Biggleswade property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Biggleswade Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos was not completely banned until the late nineties so property built earlier than 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in ceiling boards. It is mainly found in Canada.

All forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken never to disturb it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos will likely be dear but must be conducted by trained experts.



Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Biggleswade HomeBuyer report. Your Biggleswade surveyor should note suspected asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Biggleswade home built in the early 50s, but it has clay foundations. Will my Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Factors from wet rot to groundwater flooding can cause problems for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable small cracks in the garage wall, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Biggleswade surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in Biggleswade? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

Both in Biggleswade, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact rainfall can have on buildings in Biggleswade is not considered by home buyers. If you have only visited the home in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include mildew or damp in the roof. Poor drainage can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair fairly cheaply. Where this is poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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