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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.

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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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bromsgrove

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bromsgrove

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bromsgrove) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bromsgrove

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Bromsgrove and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bromsgrove property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Bromsgrove property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bromsgrove Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a home close to Dodford Priory Moated Site , will this affect the property's value?

Dodford Priory Moated Site is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance can certainly enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest are Moated Site At Fairfield Court and Moated Site At Tardebigge Farm.. The RICS surveyor will include all local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Bromsgrove. Visit the English Heritage website for further details on Dodford Priory Moated Site.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas installations?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected where relevant, as well as gas associated appliances/installations such as fireplaces. Should there be any external fittings they will not however be taken off. Gas can be deadly, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Worcestershire based local companies include John Rice Building Services of 6 Church Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Tel. 07581716459 and Intergas Heating Ltd of Unit 6 West Court, Buntsford Park Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Tel. 01527888000.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Bromsgrove subsidence may be an issue. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Many homes in Bromsgrove are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plant life. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Bromsgrove and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bromsgrove property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Bromsgrove property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bromsgrove Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a home close to Dodford Priory Moated Site , will this affect the property's value?

Dodford Priory Moated Site is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance can certainly enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest are Moated Site At Fairfield Court and Moated Site At Tardebigge Farm.. The RICS surveyor will include all local criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Bromsgrove. Visit the English Heritage website for further details on Dodford Priory Moated Site.

Gas flame


Will a RICS chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas installations?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected where relevant, as well as gas associated appliances/installations such as fireplaces. Should there be any external fittings they will not however be taken off. Gas can be deadly, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Worcestershire based local companies include John Rice Building Services of 6 Church Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Tel. 07581716459 and Intergas Heating Ltd of Unit 6 West Court, Buntsford Park Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Tel. 01527888000.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Bromsgrove subsidence may be an issue. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Many homes in Bromsgrove are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plant life. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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