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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Blackburn

  • Next day bookings available
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  • RICS surveyors in Blackburn
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
  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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blackburn

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blackburn

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Blackburn) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option for unconventional such as stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blackburn

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

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Recent Home Surveys
in Blackburn

  • Building Survey
    Wilson Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Knowsley Road West, Clayton le Dale, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Blackburn and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Blackburn property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackburn property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Blackburn House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a home close to Star Paper Mill and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial waste. Thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK including Blackburn. Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns for example downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors will flag up structural problems linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Hyndburn Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will my Blackburn Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Blackburn buyers. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Blackburn home's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Blackburn surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Window frame

On a Blackburn HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the property being surveyed does not need urgent attention. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

An example of this is ineffective window drip caps. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Blackburn and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Blackburn property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackburn property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Blackburn House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a home close to Star Paper Mill and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial waste. Thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK including Blackburn. Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns for example downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors will flag up structural problems linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Hyndburn Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will my Blackburn Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Blackburn buyers. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Blackburn home's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Blackburn surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Window frame

On a Blackburn HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the property being surveyed does not need urgent attention. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

An example of this is ineffective window drip caps. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

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