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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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Which Survey should I choose for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Forestdale

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Forestdale

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Forestdale) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Forestdale

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forestdale and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Forestdale property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Forestdale property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Forestdale Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying a house built in around 1770 in Forestdale? Will the residence's age be a problem?

For traditionally-built Forestdale property, age can be problematic. Forestdale property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Forestdale's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required. If you have doubts, speak to the RICS surveyor for more detail.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Forestdale.

Stucco is really dense render. Normally it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is very attractive and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Forestdale Building Surveys frequently detail potentially expensive to remedy problems such as damp trapped behind paint which cannot escape. Other potential problems might be when moisture enters under windows that causes the render detaching. Re-covering problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to commission a full structural survey if purchasing a extended Victorian cottage near Forestdale as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Frequently still called a Structural Survey by some, this survey is now defunct and has actually been given a new name by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. If intending to buy an unconventional Forestdale home, for example a property in poor condition house, this is the best choice. It provides thorough and often crucial details in relation to the houses state of repair along with any technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. There are one or two restrictions with any survey insofar as the surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Forestdale house - such as undoing electrical fittings. Out buildings will typically be checked out during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forestdale and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Forestdale property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Forestdale property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Forestdale Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying a house built in around 1770 in Forestdale? Will the residence's age be a problem?

For traditionally-built Forestdale property, age can be problematic. Forestdale property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Forestdale's conservation areas, Traditional building materials may be required. If you have doubts, speak to the RICS surveyor for more detail.



Damaged Render

What defects will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Forestdale.

Stucco is really dense render. Normally it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is very attractive and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Forestdale Building Surveys frequently detail potentially expensive to remedy problems such as damp trapped behind paint which cannot escape. Other potential problems might be when moisture enters under windows that causes the render detaching. Re-covering problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to commission a full structural survey if purchasing a extended Victorian cottage near Forestdale as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Frequently still called a Structural Survey by some, this survey is now defunct and has actually been given a new name by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. If intending to buy an unconventional Forestdale home, for example a property in poor condition house, this is the best choice. It provides thorough and often crucial details in relation to the houses state of repair along with any technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. There are one or two restrictions with any survey insofar as the surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Forestdale house - such as undoing electrical fittings. Out buildings will typically be checked out during the survey.

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