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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.

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  • 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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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
in Burntwood

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  • RICS surveyors in Burntwood
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
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burntwood

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burntwood

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Burntwood) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burntwood

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Burntwood

  • Building Survey
    Rochester Avenue, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7

  • HomeBuyer Report
    New Street, Chasetown, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7

Home Buyers Survey Burntwood

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Burntwood 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 Burntwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Burntwood property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Burntwood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can a Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave, such as cracks along the drawing room wall. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Isolated patches of 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.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Burntwood that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. It is highly attractive and is was often applied to Regency properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster or mortar. It used to contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Burntwood Building Surveys commonly report any number of problems e.g. when it is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost

Another example of problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with Hopton Wood stone walls. What should we look in to?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including cracks. Defects such as cracks affect many stone-walled properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Burntwood 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 Burntwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Burntwood property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Burntwood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can a Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave, such as cracks along the drawing room wall. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Isolated patches of 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.



Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Burntwood that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. It is highly attractive and is was often applied to Regency properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster or mortar. It used to contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Burntwood Building Surveys commonly report any number of problems e.g. when it is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost

Another example of problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with Hopton Wood stone walls. What should we look in to?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including cracks. Defects such as cracks affect many stone-walled properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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