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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 building survey should I choose for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burslem

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burslem

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Burslem) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this survey for non standard , for example thatched or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burslem

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Burslem and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Burslem property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Burslem property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Burslem Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be an issue for residential property in Burslem. Can your Property Survey investigate this?

Whether a property was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as snow or rising damp can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. In Burslem's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Burslem surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar

with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the Burslem property we plan to buy. Should we get a surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for vermin may include removal or excision of affected timber.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Burslem include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Burslem building will include an independent valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To be able to determine the correct valuation the valuer will call upon experience of property in Burslem and other factors relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms The valuer will also consider materials used and use other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Burslem area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to Burslem environmental problems like local industry, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Burslem and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Burslem property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Burslem property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Burslem Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be an issue for residential property in Burslem. Can your Property Survey investigate this?

Whether a property was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as snow or rising damp can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. In Burslem's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Burslem surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar



with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the Burslem property we plan to buy. Should we get a surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for vermin may include removal or excision of affected timber.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Burslem include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Burslem building will include an independent valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To be able to determine the correct valuation the valuer will call upon experience of property in Burslem and other factors relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms The valuer will also consider materials used and use other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Burslem area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to Burslem environmental problems like local industry, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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