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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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lakenheath

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lakenheath

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Lakenheath) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lakenheath

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Lakenheath and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lakenheath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Lakenheath property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Lakenheath Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for properties in Lakenheath. Does the House Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil can create several issues for property owners, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like immediately acting

to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled structures create issues for the owner? What should we be particularly aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Ranging from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Westwood Ground Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor give details on the safety of the gas mains supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position at the home, as well as gas connected gas fittings in the home like the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Any external fittings or housings won't be undone. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Lakenheath and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lakenheath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Lakenheath property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Lakenheath Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for properties in Lakenheath. Does the House Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil can create several issues for property owners, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like immediately acting



to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled structures create issues for the owner? What should we be particularly aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Ranging from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Westwood Ground Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor give details on the safety of the gas mains supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position at the home, as well as gas connected gas fittings in the home like the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Any external fittings or housings won't be undone. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

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