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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.

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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clayton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property made of standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clayton

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Clayton) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clayton

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

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Linden Way, Manchester, M43

  • Property Valuation Report
    Linden Way, Manchester, M43

Home Buyers Survey Clayton

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Clayton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Clayton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Clayton property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Clayton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a converted barn partially constructed York stone. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

There is a broad range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. 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. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has suggested subsidence may be a concern impacting the property. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Clayton Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Clayton that I wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a kind of render. Normally stucco is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Clayton commonly report issues such as trapped moisture culminating in the surface falling away. Other issues might include attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as renderers are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Clayton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Clayton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Clayton property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Clayton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a converted barn partially constructed York stone. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

There is a broad range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. 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. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has suggested subsidence may be a concern impacting the property. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Clayton Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Clayton that I wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a kind of render. Normally stucco is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Clayton commonly report issues such as trapped moisture culminating in the surface falling away. Other issues might include attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as renderers are getting harder to find.

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