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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
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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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What Home Survey is the best choice for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bures

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bures

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bures) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this survey for non standard , for example stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bures

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bures property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bures property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Bures Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may

initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to vermin can include professional cleaning. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should rain have on a Bures home?

I find it odd that the effect which wet conditions has on houses in Bures is not given more thought by purchasers. One indication that downspouts are blocked is rotten roofing elements.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Stone block wall damage

Will a Bures property with stone walls generate high upkeep costs? What should we look in to?

From Portland Fancy Beach Limestone to Portland Hard Blue Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include displacement. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bures property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bures property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Bures Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may



initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to vermin can include professional cleaning. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should rain have on a Bures home?

I find it odd that the effect which wet conditions has on houses in Bures is not given more thought by purchasers. One indication that downspouts are blocked is rotten roofing elements.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Stone block wall damage

Will a Bures property with stone walls generate high upkeep costs? What should we look in to?

From Portland Fancy Beach Limestone to Portland Hard Blue Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include displacement. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

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