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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.

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  • 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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  Building Survey
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Irlam

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Irlam

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Irlam) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for non standard , for example stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Irlam

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Marlborough Road, Manchester, M41

  • Building Survey
    Stretford Road, Urmston, M41

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Irlam and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Irlam property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Irlam property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Irlam property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Irlam Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I expect to purchase I think we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets, does a Irlam Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Irlam your surveyor will remark on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state.

This will include a by sight examination of the open parts of the wiring in addition to things, for example verifying the condition of any fitted appliances like water heaters or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend that a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out). For guidance from a qualified electrician call A B S Electrics , 5 Lowther Gardens, Urmston, Manchester, M41 8RJ .

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we need to on guard for if planning to buy a converted flat in Irlam in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local area factors and the connection may have with the home and its value. The price of property is typically significantly higher because of them retaining their original character.

Surveyors are expected tell you whether the location could be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Irlam Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised during the legal process. Unauthorised changes that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted, however these should be investigated by your lawyer. Metcalfe Johnston Mccormick are a local firm situated at 88-90 Church Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M30 0DA might be happy to help. Tel: 0161 789 3481

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that the kitchen floor was uneven when we last viewed the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Irlam and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Irlam property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the Irlam property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Irlam property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Irlam Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I expect to purchase I think we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets, does a Irlam Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Irlam your surveyor will remark on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state.

This will include a by sight examination of the open parts of the wiring in addition to things, for example verifying the condition of any fitted appliances like water heaters or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend that a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out). For guidance from a qualified electrician call A B S Electrics , 5 Lowther Gardens, Urmston, Manchester, M41 8RJ .



Conservation area

Will there be any issues we need to on guard for if planning to buy a converted flat in Irlam in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local area factors and the connection may have with the home and its value. The price of property is typically significantly higher because of them retaining their original character.

Surveyors are expected tell you whether the location could be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Irlam Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised during the legal process. Unauthorised changes that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted, however these should be investigated by your lawyer. Metcalfe Johnston Mccormick are a local firm situated at 88-90 Church Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M30 0DA might be happy to help. Tel: 0161 789 3481

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that the kitchen floor was uneven when we last viewed the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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