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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
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Didsbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Didsbury

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Didsbury) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Didsbury

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Didsbury and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Didsbury property is a flat, 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 thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Didsbury property's condition as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Didsbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I want to acquire a flat in M20. The asking price is £195, 856. What things does a Didsbury qualified RICS surveyor consider during a valuation ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from the price of property ranging from state of repair of the property to the home having hard to change bad taste parts. It often helps to weigh up prices against the prices of flat achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price paid between July and October in 2012 was £168, 256, which is £27, 600 less than the amount being asked. The average for houses and flats was £235, 541. 641, Flat 3, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 6BA a leasehold flat recently sold for £42, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. Your surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older cottage in Didsbury. What consequences will the house's architecture have on repairs?

Some buyers in Didsbury would like to own a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can worry purchasers, and Didsbury structures built using traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. This may result in longer-term maintenance obligations. Speak to your Didsbury surveyor for further advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for residential property in Didsbury. Does a Didsbury Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Didsbury home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Didsbury and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Didsbury property is a flat, 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 thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Didsbury property's condition as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Didsbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I want to acquire a flat in M20. The asking price is £195, 856. What things does a Didsbury qualified RICS surveyor consider during a valuation ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from the price of property ranging from state of repair of the property to the home having hard to change bad taste parts. It often helps to weigh up prices against the prices of flat achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price paid between July and October in 2012 was £168, 256, which is £27, 600 less than the amount being asked. The average for houses and flats was £235, 541. 641, Flat 3, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 6BA a leasehold flat recently sold for £42, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. Your surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).



Traditionally built property

I am buying an older cottage in Didsbury. What consequences will the house's architecture have on repairs?

Some buyers in Didsbury would like to own a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can worry purchasers, and Didsbury structures built using traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. This may result in longer-term maintenance obligations. Speak to your Didsbury surveyor for further advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for residential property in Didsbury. Does a Didsbury Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Didsbury home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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