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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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Home Buyers Survey
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cowes

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cowes

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cowes) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cowes

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Cowes

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Pallance Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31

  • Building Survey
    Newport Road, Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Cowes and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cowes property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Cowes property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cowes Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Cowes, and will the HomeBuyer Report check for flooding?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Cowes and nationwide, is a serious concern for homeowners, and the value of a house in Cowes in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including seepage through external walls.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a house proximate to a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: commercial waste material disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include structurally instability. Health concerns such as birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Cowes will examine any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Isle of Wight Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be an issue for Cowes home? Can my Cowes Home Survey consider this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific issues include soil movement. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the bedroom wall to a difficult-to-open bedroom window. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Cowes and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cowes property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Cowes property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cowes Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Cowes, and will the HomeBuyer Report check for flooding?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Cowes and nationwide, is a serious concern for homeowners, and the value of a house in Cowes in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including seepage through external walls.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.



Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a house proximate to a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: commercial waste material disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include structurally instability. Health concerns such as birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Cowes will examine any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Isle of Wight Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be an issue for Cowes home? Can my Cowes Home Survey consider this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific issues include soil movement. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the bedroom wall to a difficult-to-open bedroom window. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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