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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
  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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Duxford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Duxford

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Duxford) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as thatched roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Duxford

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Duxford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Duxford property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Duxford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence might be a problem affecting the apartment. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be

planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. 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. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for homes in Duxford. Will my HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with uneven soil compaction and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Duxford, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor look at the safety of the gas flues?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This means things like the meter location/position for instance, as well as gas associated installations, for instance chimney breasts. Should there be any external fittings or housings they will not be dislodged. Gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Duxford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Duxford property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Duxford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence might be a problem affecting the apartment. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be



planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. 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. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for homes in Duxford. Will my HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with uneven soil compaction and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Duxford, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor look at the safety of the gas flues?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This means things like the meter location/position for instance, as well as gas associated installations, for instance chimney breasts. Should there be any external fittings or housings they will not be dislodged. Gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

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