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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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  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
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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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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hale

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hale

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hale) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hale

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Hale and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Hale property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Hale property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hale House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a Hale house and the owner has told us that it has been constructed with York stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Buyers of a stone-built listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. This is monitored by the local council. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Hale.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of render. Usually it is layered over brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. It is very like mortar. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Hale surveyors sometimes show potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water leading to damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller mentioned that the had been issues with pooling water on the roof. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of Hale surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can be blighted by damage to the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the valley gutters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A local roofing specialist with good feedback should be able to assist with a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Hale and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Hale property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Hale property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hale House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a Hale house and the owner has told us that it has been constructed with York stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Buyers of a stone-built listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. This is monitored by the local council. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing mortar with a suitable material.



Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Hale.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of render. Usually it is layered over brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. It is very like mortar. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Hale surveyors sometimes show potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water leading to damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller mentioned that the had been issues with pooling water on the roof. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of Hale surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can be blighted by damage to the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the valley gutters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A local roofing specialist with good feedback should be able to assist with a quote.

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