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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fradley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fradley

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Fradley) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fradley

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fradley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Fradley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Fradley property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Fradley Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In addition, some homes in Fradley are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be

planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Fradley.

Stucco is just a form of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The finish is highly attractive and is found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Fradley surveyors sometimes reveal issues for example, lateral visible cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems might be when water below windows which results in the render detaching. Resolving problems can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

House Prices

We are hoping to be buying a property in Fradley. What different issues will your Fradley surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Fradley ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property e.g. any number of structural defects or the likelihood of development occurring nearby. .

An impartial way for you to get an accurate and professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fradley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Fradley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Fradley property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Fradley Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In addition, some homes in Fradley are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be



planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Fradley.

Stucco is just a form of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The finish is highly attractive and is found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Fradley surveyors sometimes reveal issues for example, lateral visible cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems might be when water below windows which results in the render detaching. Resolving problems can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

House Prices

We are hoping to be buying a property in Fradley. What different issues will your Fradley surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Fradley ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property e.g. any number of structural defects or the likelihood of development occurring nearby. .

An impartial way for you to get an accurate and professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

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