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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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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 HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my intended property purchase in Hawkshead?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hawkshead

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hawkshead

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hawkshead) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hawkshead

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hawkshead and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hawkshead property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Hawkshead property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Hawkshead property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Hawkshead Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are meaning to move into, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Homebuyer Report in Hawkshead report on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Hawkshead Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will remark on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include an overview of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like ascertaining the category

of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey in Hawkshead.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are getting a house in Hawkshead, does the property surveyor look for signs of flooding?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity could all cause major flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Hawkshead? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Both in Hawkshead, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rain and the effect it can have on a home are ignored. As an example, rotten wooden gutters indicate that the gutters are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to resolve. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hawkshead and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hawkshead property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Hawkshead property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Hawkshead property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Hawkshead Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are meaning to move into, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Homebuyer Report in Hawkshead report on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Hawkshead Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will remark on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include an overview of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like ascertaining the category



of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey in Hawkshead.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are getting a house in Hawkshead, does the property surveyor look for signs of flooding?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity could all cause major flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Hawkshead? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Both in Hawkshead, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rain and the effect it can have on a home are ignored. As an example, rotten wooden gutters indicate that the gutters are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to resolve. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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