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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.

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  • 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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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 Fairford

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fairford

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Fairford) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fairford

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Fairford and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Fairford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Fairford property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Fairford Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

Is £266, 462 a reasonable amount to be buying a property in GL7 for and what factors will RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Fairford ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect property values for instance noise from flight paths or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to analyse house values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £251, 662, which is £14, 800 less than the selling price. The average factoring in houses and flats was £227, 989. 11 Isis Lake, Spine Road East, South Cerney, Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7 5LT a detached property was purchased for £24, 595 .

The most reliable way to get a professional property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Fairford which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A professional surveyor will go to the site as well as allowing for the long list of issues affecting property prices.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about bugs affecting properties nearby - What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Fairford building may not be asked by the lawyer. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to a serious infestation can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Fairford? What should we expect a Fairford Building Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Fairford buyers. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the kitchen may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Fairford and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Fairford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Fairford property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Fairford Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

Is £266, 462 a reasonable amount to be buying a property in GL7 for and what factors will RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Fairford ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect property values for instance noise from flight paths or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to analyse house values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £251, 662, which is £14, 800 less than the selling price. The average factoring in houses and flats was £227, 989. 11 Isis Lake, Spine Road East, South Cerney, Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7 5LT a detached property was purchased for £24, 595 .

The most reliable way to get a professional property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Fairford which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.



A professional surveyor will go to the site as well as allowing for the long list of issues affecting property prices.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about bugs affecting properties nearby - What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Fairford building may not be asked by the lawyer. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to a serious infestation can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Fairford? What should we expect a Fairford Building Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Fairford buyers. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the kitchen may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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