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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.

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  • 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.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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 Essington

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Essington

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Essington) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey for non standard property such as architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Essington

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Essington and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Essington property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Essington property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Essington Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Essington and are looking for houses constructed with stretcher bond walls. What directions can a Essington property surveyor offer? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick residential property in Essington will indicate both minor and serious issues. A defect requiring immediate attention is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Contact Hewitt Mark for a repairs estimate at 07973 700976 or 145 Barn La, Solihull, B92 7LY.

Brick-constructed property can be found across the UK, leading to a selection of different courses and brick making techniques. For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent

simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations cause problems for Essington home? What should we expect a Essington House Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Essington house surveyor look for flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph). Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The chartered surveyor may ask the vendor if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

No Essington flood warnings have been announced (source: Environment Agency).

*Information correct 04/01/2013

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Essington and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Essington property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Essington property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Essington Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Essington and are looking for houses constructed with stretcher bond walls. What directions can a Essington property surveyor offer? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick residential property in Essington will indicate both minor and serious issues. A defect requiring immediate attention is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Contact Hewitt Mark for a repairs estimate at 07973 700976 or 145 Barn La, Solihull, B92 7LY.

Brick-constructed property can be found across the UK, leading to a selection of different courses and brick making techniques. For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent



simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations cause problems for Essington home? What should we expect a Essington House Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Essington house surveyor look for flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph). Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The chartered surveyor may ask the vendor if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

No Essington flood warnings have been announced (source: Environment Agency).

*Information correct 04/01/2013

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