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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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  • 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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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
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Carnforth

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Carnforth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Carnforth) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Carnforth

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Carnforth

  • HomeBuyer Report
    The Old Post Office, High Street, Burton in Lonsdale, Carnforth, North Yorkshire, LA6

  • Building Survey
    Spring House, Back Gate, Ingleton, Carnforth, North Yorkshire, LA6

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Carnforth and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Carnforth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Carnforth property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Carnforth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we are intending to move into it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Home Survey in Carnforth the home surveyor will comment on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include an overview look-over of the accessible parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things, for example verifying the condition of the fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Carnforth.

The IEE advise that an electrical check be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can create problems for homes in Carnforth. Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Carnforth buyers, with subsidence being a common example. In Carnforth'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. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built houses in Carnforth be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Lees Endcliffe Sandstone to Farmington Stone. Problems which impact stone-built homes in Carnforth can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Leapers Wood Quarry, Kellett Road, Over Kellet, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1BP, which quarries Limestone, for details. Call 01524 732135 for more information.

If you need more assistance, get in touch with a local firm - Sharpe G L, Old Railway Goods Yard, Warton Rd, Carnforth, LA5 9EU (Phone: 01524 736533) could help.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Carnforth and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Carnforth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Carnforth property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Carnforth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we are intending to move into it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Home Survey in Carnforth the home surveyor will comment on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include an overview look-over of the accessible parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things, for example verifying the condition of the fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Carnforth.

The IEE advise that an electrical check be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can create problems for homes in Carnforth. Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Carnforth buyers, with subsidence being a common example. In Carnforth'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. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built houses in Carnforth be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Lees Endcliffe Sandstone to Farmington Stone. Problems which impact stone-built homes in Carnforth can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Leapers Wood Quarry, Kellett Road, Over Kellet, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1BP, which quarries Limestone, for details. Call 01524 732135 for more information.

If you need more assistance, get in touch with a local firm - Sharpe G L, Old Railway Goods Yard, Warton Rd, Carnforth, LA5 9EU (Phone: 01524 736533) could help.

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