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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.

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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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bitterne

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bitterne

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Bitterne) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bitterne

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Bitterne and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Bitterne property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Bitterne property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Bitterne Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External walls

For the Bitterne HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

In Bitterne, examples include efflorescence. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Bitterne include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Bitterne will include a property valuation and a rebuilding cost. To be able to determine an accurate value estimate the valuer will pair awareness of the Bitterne property market and other factors about the property e.g. size Your Bitterne surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions e.g. no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Bitterne conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to any Bitterne environmental problems like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Bitterne that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Regency buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Bitterne commonly reveal issues such as trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking needing repair.

Another example of problems could be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Bitterne and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Bitterne property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Bitterne property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Bitterne Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External walls

For the Bitterne HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

In Bitterne, examples include efflorescence. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Bitterne include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Bitterne will include a property valuation and a rebuilding cost. To be able to determine an accurate value estimate the valuer will pair awareness of the Bitterne property market and other factors about the property e.g. size Your Bitterne surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions e.g. no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Bitterne conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to any Bitterne environmental problems like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Bitterne that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Regency buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Bitterne commonly reveal issues such as trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking needing repair.

Another example of problems could be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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