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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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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 Home Survey is right for my potential property purchase in Blakedown?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blakedown

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blakedown

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Blakedown) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blakedown

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Blakedown and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Blakedown property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Blakedown property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Blakedown Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this property in Blakedown appears to have several cracks - what should we do?

Blakedown brick-walled homes can suffer from a number of issues, such as spalling. Your house surveyor would usually include these along with recommendations. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Barnard K at 14 Freda Corbett Cl, London, SE15 6UN should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 020 7635 8805.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building can be found across Blakedown. E.g. English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks.

If the Blakedown surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Blakedown house with a loft conversion, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a surveyor look into during the survey?

This is often asked by buyers in Blakedown who know that homes may be exposed to roofing woes. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to dormers. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder from the area.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Weak or absent brick wall foundations would be reported here, for example. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a residence. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Blakedown and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Blakedown property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Blakedown property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Blakedown Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this property in Blakedown appears to have several cracks - what should we do?

Blakedown brick-walled homes can suffer from a number of issues, such as spalling. Your house surveyor would usually include these along with recommendations. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Barnard K at 14 Freda Corbett Cl, London, SE15 6UN should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 020 7635 8805.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building can be found across Blakedown. E.g. English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks.



If the Blakedown surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Blakedown house with a loft conversion, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a surveyor look into during the survey?

This is often asked by buyers in Blakedown who know that homes may be exposed to roofing woes. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to dormers. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder from the area.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Weak or absent brick wall foundations would be reported here, for example. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a residence. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

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