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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.

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  • 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
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Greater Manchester

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Greater Manchester

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Greater Manchester) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Greater Manchester

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Greater Manchester and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Greater Manchester property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Greater Manchester property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Greater Manchester Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor go into detail on the serviceability of the gas supply?

A will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas associated appliances or installations e.g. chimney breasts. The gas fittings won't however be detached. Gas can be unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

House Prices

Is £146, 969 a reasonable price to pay for a detached property in Greater Manchester in M6 for and What things will a surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Greater Manchester on a property valuation report ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on house prices for instance the amount of service charges payable or the height of ceilings. It often helps to set against prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices registered between July and October in 2012 was £122, 469, which is £24, 500 less than the selling price. The average for houses and flats combined was £97, 667. 9, Keystone Close, Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 8EP a detached house sold for £212, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. A chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Greater Manchester surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement as a standard part of the survey. In order to determine the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will use local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation The valuer will also consider materials used and make certain key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Greater Manchester assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Greater Manchester environmental issues like Greater Manchester planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Greater Manchester and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Greater Manchester property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Greater Manchester property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Greater Manchester Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor go into detail on the serviceability of the gas supply?

A will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas associated appliances or installations e.g. chimney breasts. The gas fittings won't however be detached. Gas can be unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.



House Prices

Is £146, 969 a reasonable price to pay for a detached property in Greater Manchester in M6 for and What things will a surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Greater Manchester on a property valuation report ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on house prices for instance the amount of service charges payable or the height of ceilings. It often helps to set against prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices registered between July and October in 2012 was £122, 469, which is £24, 500 less than the selling price. The average for houses and flats combined was £97, 667. 9, Keystone Close, Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 8EP a detached house sold for £212, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. A chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Greater Manchester surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement as a standard part of the survey. In order to determine the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will use local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation The valuer will also consider materials used and make certain key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Greater Manchester assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Greater Manchester environmental issues like Greater Manchester planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

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