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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Helsby

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Helsby

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Helsby) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for unconventional such as timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Helsby

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Helsby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helsby property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Helsby property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Helsby Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to opt for a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a shabby property?

Albeit very often still called Full Structural Surveys these comprehensive surveys are now entitled RICS Building Survey Select the Building Survey in the case of the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a 60 year old or less Helsby property built out of normal construction materials i.e. brick and tile. Be aware that certain caveats exist with any survey - the surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the house nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am hoping to buy I noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Homebuyer Report in Helsby report on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in Helsby a qualified surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a poor state of repair. A Home surveyor will also issues like inspecting the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Helsby, what effect can a an red light rating have on factors covered in Section E?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. External wooden steps which are in contact with the soil is an example of this.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Helsby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helsby property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Helsby property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Helsby Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to opt for a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a shabby property?

Albeit very often still called Full Structural Surveys these comprehensive surveys are now entitled RICS Building Survey Select the Building Survey in the case of the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a 60 year old or less Helsby property built out of normal construction materials i.e. brick and tile. Be aware that certain caveats exist with any survey - the surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the house nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations.



Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am hoping to buy I noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Homebuyer Report in Helsby report on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in Helsby a qualified surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a poor state of repair. A Home surveyor will also issues like inspecting the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Helsby, what effect can a an red light rating have on factors covered in Section E?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. External wooden steps which are in contact with the soil is an example of this.

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