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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
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burwell

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burwell

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Burwell) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burwell

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Burwell and which is cheaper?

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

If the Burwell property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Burwell property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Burwell Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report includes a surveyor valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" included in the cost of the survey. To properly appraise the market value your surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Burwell market and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no compromising legal issues like access to the property over estate roadways. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.

Further area conjectures like services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: industrial rubbish. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns for example cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Burwell will consider any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases and East Cambridgeshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Asbestos roof tiles

A Burwell builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Burwell survey. However, surveyors will note suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Burwell and which is cheaper?

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

If the Burwell property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Burwell property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Burwell Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report includes a surveyor valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" included in the cost of the survey. To properly appraise the market value your surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Burwell market and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no compromising legal issues like access to the property over estate roadways. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.



Further area conjectures like services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: industrial rubbish. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns for example cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Burwell will consider any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases and East Cambridgeshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Asbestos roof tiles

A Burwell builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Burwell survey. However, surveyors will note suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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