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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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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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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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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 Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Failsworth

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Failsworth

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Failsworth) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard e.g. cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Failsworth

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Failsworth and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Failsworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Failsworth property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Failsworth Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that there is a 6mm gap between the lounge wall and the door frame when we last viewed the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by bushes and trees. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should

be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly substance. Some types were commonly found in the building materials e.g. paper lining.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in painted over ceilings. It is mainly found in the US. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. Professional removal of it will be dear but must be conducted by experts.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Failsworth home survey. Your Failsworth surveyor should mention suspected asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

When purchasing an abandoned period bungalow home in Failsworth, is it best to upgrade to a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. When buying an altered house like a period house, it is now the most appropriate property survey to get. Approximately 3 days after a thorough site survey of any accessible parts of the house, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is provided to the buyer detailing comprehensive and crucial insight about the construction of the house. There are a few limitations with any survey because a RICS surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the Failsworth property, an example being lifting up floor coverings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Failsworth and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Failsworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Failsworth property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Failsworth Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that there is a 6mm gap between the lounge wall and the door frame when we last viewed the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by bushes and trees. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should



be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly substance. Some types were commonly found in the building materials e.g. paper lining.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in painted over ceilings. It is mainly found in the US. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. Professional removal of it will be dear but must be conducted by experts.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Failsworth home survey. Your Failsworth surveyor should mention suspected asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

When purchasing an abandoned period bungalow home in Failsworth, is it best to upgrade to a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. When buying an altered house like a period house, it is now the most appropriate property survey to get. Approximately 3 days after a thorough site survey of any accessible parts of the house, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is provided to the buyer detailing comprehensive and crucial insight about the construction of the house. There are a few limitations with any survey because a RICS surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the Failsworth property, an example being lifting up floor coverings.

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