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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 HomeBuyers Survey is right for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Comberton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Comberton

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Comberton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Comberton

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Comberton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

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

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Comberton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Comberton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Home Survey cover this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. 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 ensuring that the ground level declines away from

the house, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Comberton. What will we need to think about when purchasing a building constructed in 1740? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can create difficulties for an owner. Houses showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as matching tiles, . If you are uncertain, speak to your building surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause problems for the buyer? Which potential issues should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties in Comberton. Problems which impact stone-built properties in Comberton can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated render being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Comberton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

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

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Comberton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Comberton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Home Survey cover this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. 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 ensuring that the ground level declines away from



the house, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Comberton. What will we need to think about when purchasing a building constructed in 1740? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can create difficulties for an owner. Houses showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as matching tiles, . If you are uncertain, speak to your building surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause problems for the buyer? Which potential issues should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties in Comberton. Problems which impact stone-built properties in Comberton can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated render being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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