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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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  • 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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Home Buyers Survey
in Farnborough

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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Farnborough

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Farnborough

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Farnborough) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Farnborough

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Farnborough and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Farnborough property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Farnborough property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Farnborough Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Farnborough that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a smooth and flat render. Normally it is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian houses. Stucco is very like plaster or mortar to apply. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Farnborough Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal defects for instance trapped moisture resulting in damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Fixing Stucco problems may be expensive as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Stone block wall damage

Can Bath stone-built property be hard to maintain. Which matters should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Farnborough are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes repointing mortar with a suitable material. Purchasers renovating homes in Farnborough should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Farnborough, you can contact local suppliers.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a Farnborough expert. For example, Kebur Garden Materials of Lynchford Lane, Farnborough, GU14 6JD may be able to assist.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Farnborough residential surveyor look for flood damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at risk of flooding damage; sensible owners and home buyers in Farnborough are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Farnborough and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Farnborough property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Farnborough property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Farnborough Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Farnborough that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a smooth and flat render. Normally it is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly aesthetic and is common on some Victorian houses. Stucco is very like plaster or mortar to apply. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Farnborough Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal defects for instance trapped moisture resulting in damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Fixing Stucco problems may be expensive as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.



Stone block wall damage

Can Bath stone-built property be hard to maintain. Which matters should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Farnborough are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes repointing mortar with a suitable material. Purchasers renovating homes in Farnborough should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Farnborough, you can contact local suppliers.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a Farnborough expert. For example, Kebur Garden Materials of Lynchford Lane, Farnborough, GU14 6JD may be able to assist.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Farnborough residential surveyor look for flood damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at risk of flooding damage; sensible owners and home buyers in Farnborough are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

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