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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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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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  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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bolton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bolton

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bolton) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional , for example timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bolton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Bolton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bolton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Bolton property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Bolton House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would need to be wary of if buying a house in Bolton near Horwich Locomotive Works conservation area ?

Horwich Locomotive Works is in a conservation area and has been classified as very bad by English Heritage, with medium vulnerability and deteriorating. For more information visit their website or contact Jon Berry on 01204 336042. There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Horwich Locomotive Works is looked after by Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council at Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RU. Contact 01204 333 333. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and the effect may have on the building and its value. The price of property tends to be higher due to them retaining original features.

Surveyors will tell you if the house is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unconsented adjustments to the property may be commented on,

however these should be concern for the solicitor. Patersons are based in Glenfield House, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2 3HS and may be able to advise. Tel: 01204 308889

Gas flame

Will a surveyor check out the condition of the gas flues?

Your local surveyor will visually check out any accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter at the property, in addition to gas affiliated gas fittings in the home like chimney linings. Should there be any external fittings or housings they however, won't be undone. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas Safe Register firms in Bolton include DMC Plumbing & Heating of 3 Braddyll Road, Over Hulton, Bolton, Lancashire Tel. 0800 955 8171 and Anthony John Parker of 13 Sharnford Close, Clarendon Road, Bolton, Lancashire Tel. 07894201426.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1977-built home in Bolton and spotted cracks along one external wall. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks are revealed in warmer weather that close up in the Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Bolton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bolton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Bolton property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Bolton House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would need to be wary of if buying a house in Bolton near Horwich Locomotive Works conservation area ?

Horwich Locomotive Works is in a conservation area and has been classified as very bad by English Heritage, with medium vulnerability and deteriorating. For more information visit their website or contact Jon Berry on 01204 336042. There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Horwich Locomotive Works is looked after by Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council at Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RU. Contact 01204 333 333. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and the effect may have on the building and its value. The price of property tends to be higher due to them retaining original features.

Surveyors will tell you if the house is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unconsented adjustments to the property may be commented on,



however these should be concern for the solicitor. Patersons are based in Glenfield House, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2 3HS and may be able to advise. Tel: 01204 308889

Gas flame

Will a surveyor check out the condition of the gas flues?

Your local surveyor will visually check out any accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter at the property, in addition to gas affiliated gas fittings in the home like chimney linings. Should there be any external fittings or housings they however, won't be undone. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas Safe Register firms in Bolton include DMC Plumbing & Heating of 3 Braddyll Road, Over Hulton, Bolton, Lancashire Tel. 0800 955 8171 and Anthony John Parker of 13 Sharnford Close, Clarendon Road, Bolton, Lancashire Tel. 07894201426.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1977-built home in Bolton and spotted cracks along one external wall. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks are revealed in warmer weather that close up in the Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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