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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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in Fulwood

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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
  Mortgage
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 Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fulwood

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fulwood

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Fulwood) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fulwood

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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  • HomeBuyer Report
    The Nurseries, Hesketh Bank, Preston, PR4

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Fulwood and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Fulwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Fulwood property's condition and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Fulwood Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1983-built home in Fulwood and spotted that the kitchen floor was uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Fulwood and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Fulwood. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking

drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers indicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Any broken glass windows, for example, would be reported here.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Fulwood.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very attractive and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. Specialists say that it is similar to any other render in its nature. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes focus on any number of problems such as when it is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Fulwood and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Fulwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Fulwood property's condition and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Fulwood Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1983-built home in Fulwood and spotted that the kitchen floor was uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Fulwood and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Fulwood. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking



drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers indicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Any broken glass windows, for example, would be reported here.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Fulwood.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very attractive and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. Specialists say that it is similar to any other render in its nature. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes focus on any number of problems such as when it is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are becoming harder to find.

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