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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 you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bury

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bury) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bury

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

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Keld Close, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL8

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Victoria Street, Tottington, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL8

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Bury and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Bury property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bury property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bury House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Bury builder has said subsidence has been a concern impacting the flat. What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in

around a quarter of subsidence matters. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including coatings spayed on beams. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in cement sheet. It was primarily mined in South Africa. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of it can be dear but must be carried out by trained experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos during the survey and should advise accordingly.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Bury, what will 'E2' cover?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

Flat and sloping roofs are comprehensively checked, provided that access is possible. No gravel or paint to provide UV protection to the roof materials is an example.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Bury and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Bury property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bury property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bury House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Bury builder has said subsidence has been a concern impacting the flat. What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in



around a quarter of subsidence matters. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including coatings spayed on beams. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in cement sheet. It was primarily mined in South Africa. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of it can be dear but must be carried out by trained experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos during the survey and should advise accordingly.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Bury, what will 'E2' cover?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

Flat and sloping roofs are comprehensively checked, provided that access is possible. No gravel or paint to provide UV protection to the roof materials is an example.

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