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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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in Castle Vale

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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
  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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Which building survey should I pick for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castle Vale

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castle Vale

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Castle Vale) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castle Vale

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Castle Vale and which one would be cheaper?

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

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Castle Vale property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Castle Vale Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older warehouse conversion in Castle Vale. What effect will the unusual construction have on repairs?

Some buyers have considered buying a home with character. A building's age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Houses constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Castle Vale's conservation areas, Traditional materials may be required. If the house you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your building surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes constructed with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Which defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. 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. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does rain have on our new Castle Vale home? And could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet weather can have on a property is rarely paid due attention by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage.

Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Castle Vale and which one would be cheaper?

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

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Castle Vale property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Castle Vale Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older warehouse conversion in Castle Vale. What effect will the unusual construction have on repairs?

Some buyers have considered buying a home with character. A building's age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Houses constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Castle Vale's conservation areas, Traditional materials may be required. If the house you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your building surveyor for further advice.



Stone block wall damage

Can homes constructed with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Which defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. 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. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does rain have on our new Castle Vale home? And could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet weather can have on a property is rarely paid due attention by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage.

Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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