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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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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
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  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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What property survey is the right choice for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Great Shelford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Great Shelford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Great Shelford) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Great Shelford

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Great Shelford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Great Shelford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Great Shelford property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Great Shelford property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Great Shelford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Great Shelford? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact wet weather can have on homes is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are damaged is corroded downspouts. If you have suspicions, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to repair, if identified early, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Stretcher bond upkeep suggestions for the Tudor house we're going to buy? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-walled Great Shelford buildings can suffer from a range of defects, such as moisture damage. Your property surveyor should report on these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Neal A C Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 95 Northbourne Av, Bournemouth, BH10 6DQ or 07971 568847.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern, to the rare, such shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence may be a concern impacting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In areas where clay soil is common, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, putting pressure on the structure and which causes subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. 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 Great Shelford surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Great Shelford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Great Shelford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Great Shelford property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Great Shelford property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Great Shelford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Great Shelford? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact wet weather can have on homes is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are damaged is corroded downspouts. If you have suspicions, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to repair, if identified early, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey


Can we get Flemish Stretcher bond upkeep suggestions for the Tudor house we're going to buy? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-walled Great Shelford buildings can suffer from a range of defects, such as moisture damage. Your property surveyor should report on these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Neal A C Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 95 Northbourne Av, Bournemouth, BH10 6DQ or 07971 568847.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern, to the rare, such shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence may be a concern impacting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In areas where clay soil is common, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, putting pressure on the structure and which causes subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. 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 Great Shelford surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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