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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.

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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
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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 property survey should I choose for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hockley Heath

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hockley Heath

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hockley Heath) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hockley Heath

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hockley Heath and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Hockley Heath property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hockley Heath property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Hockley Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Hockley Heath home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Hockley Heath property will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as part of the report. To estimate the valuation the surveyor will relate to experience of property in Hockley Heath and other considerations about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Hockley Heath area conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Hockley Heath residence might need repairs - what should we do? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick structures in Hockley Heath will suffer from distinct issues, from weathering to crumbling mortar. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Brook Terry at 32 Gellideg Isaf Rise, Maesycwmmer, Hengoed, CF82 7RB should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07890 388290.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we look into gutters? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that the effect which wet weather has on a house is rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the home in on a dry day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Blocked rainwater goods can result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Hockley Heath or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly.However, the damage caused, where not cared for, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hockley Heath and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Hockley Heath property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hockley Heath property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Hockley Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Hockley Heath home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Hockley Heath property will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as part of the report. To estimate the valuation the surveyor will relate to experience of property in Hockley Heath and other considerations about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Hockley Heath area conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Hockley Heath residence might need repairs - what should we do? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick structures in Hockley Heath will suffer from distinct issues, from weathering to crumbling mortar. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Brook Terry at 32 Gellideg Isaf Rise, Maesycwmmer, Hengoed, CF82 7RB should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07890 388290.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we look into gutters? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that the effect which wet weather has on a house is rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the home in on a dry day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Blocked rainwater goods can result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Hockley Heath or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly.However, the damage caused, where not cared for, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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