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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
  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 you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crabtree

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crabtree

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Crabtree) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crabtree

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Crabtree and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Crabtree property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Crabtree property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Crabtree House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

In a Crabtree HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

An example defect for this is an inoperable sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties generate lots of maintenance costs for buyers? Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Poor use of coating can often cause problems for Crabtree properties with stone walls. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should we get a full structural survey prior to buying a converted forties first floor flat in Crabtree?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now named a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a mid 20th century of later Crabtree home of typical construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile. The RICS Building Survey would be the suitable choice for the flat described. There are a few caveats exist with the survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the flat nor can he/she comment on non-permanent out buildings. Additionally flats usually make a full survey more complicated, and your appointed surveyor will only look into the flat itself although he/she also outline information about shared sections of the property e.g. any alarm system. For more details and a comparison of the differences between surveys look at here.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Crabtree and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Crabtree property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Crabtree property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Crabtree House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

In a Crabtree HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

An example defect for this is an inoperable sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties generate lots of maintenance costs for buyers? Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Poor use of coating can often cause problems for Crabtree properties with stone walls. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should we get a full structural survey prior to buying a converted forties first floor flat in Crabtree?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now named a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a mid 20th century of later Crabtree home of typical construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile. The RICS Building Survey would be the suitable choice for the flat described. There are a few caveats exist with the survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the flat nor can he/she comment on non-permanent out buildings. Additionally flats usually make a full survey more complicated, and your appointed surveyor will only look into the flat itself although he/she also outline information about shared sections of the property e.g. any alarm system. For more details and a comparison of the differences between surveys look at here.

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