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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fairfield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fairfield

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Fairfield) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fairfield

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Fairfield and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Fairfield property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Fairfield property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Fairfield property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Fairfield House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems in a house we used to own, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the property surveyor give in their report?

Fairfield houses that are otherwise ideal will suffer roofing woes, like wet rot. From valley gutters to decking, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed. Your surveyors in Fairfield may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Fairfield, but it is a health and safety necessity. A contractor with solid references should be able to assist with a quote.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Fairfield.

Stucco is just a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is very appealing and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. The composition is very similar to plaster to work with. Stucco is often problematic and Fairfield Homebuyer Reports commonly focus on any number of problems for instance when stucco is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we intend to acquire, it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will the Fairfield surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Fairfield the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she should also things like verifying the condition of visible wiring or reporting on the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Fairfield.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Fairfield and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Fairfield property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Fairfield property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Fairfield property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Fairfield House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems in a house we used to own, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the property surveyor give in their report?

Fairfield houses that are otherwise ideal will suffer roofing woes, like wet rot. From valley gutters to decking, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed. Your surveyors in Fairfield may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Fairfield, but it is a health and safety necessity. A contractor with solid references should be able to assist with a quote.



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Fairfield.

Stucco is just a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is very appealing and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. The composition is very similar to plaster to work with. Stucco is often problematic and Fairfield Homebuyer Reports commonly focus on any number of problems for instance when stucco is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we intend to acquire, it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will the Fairfield surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Fairfield the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she should also things like verifying the condition of visible wiring or reporting on the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Fairfield.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

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