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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.

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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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  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 Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fenton

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fenton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Fenton) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fenton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fenton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Fenton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Fenton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Fenton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for houses in Fenton. Will my Building Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Fenton property. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable widening cracks, to complete structural failure.

Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Small areas 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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence is worth checking impacting the flat. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Fenton surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Fenton home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes an impartial valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To be able to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will factor in local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no problematic legal problems such as Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Further Fenton conjectures, like problematic roads and access, are made in addition to environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fenton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Fenton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Fenton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Fenton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for houses in Fenton. Will my Building Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Fenton property. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable widening cracks, to complete structural failure.

Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Small areas 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.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence is worth checking impacting the flat. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Fenton surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Fenton home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes an impartial valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To be able to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will factor in local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no problematic legal problems such as Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Further Fenton conjectures, like problematic roads and access, are made in addition to environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

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