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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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Home Buyers Survey
in Lancashire

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  • RICS surveyors in Lancashire
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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 Lancashire

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lancashire

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Lancashire) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lancashire

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Lancashire and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Lancashire property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Lancashire property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Lancashire Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a house in Lancashire. What should we expect a Lancashire House Survey to include?

Whether a house was built in 1703 or 2003, factors as varied as groundwater flooding or damp can create significant expense for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house'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. There is a real benefit in booking a Lancashire surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Building Surveys on houses

I am acquiring a poor condition period mid terrace property - is it necessary to order a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now reclassified as a Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if buying a non period Lancashire house of conventional construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. A RICS Building Survey is certainly the most relevant one to choose for the house mentioned. Subsequent to a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings a written report (pdf and written copy) will be sent to the prospective buyer running through comprehensive and notable insight in relation to the construction of the house. There will be several no go areas with the survey because a surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Lancashire house e.g. removing loft contents.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Lancashire Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Lancashire property will contain an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To be able to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer will take into account area knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there being no serious defects. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like brine mining activity, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Lancashire and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Lancashire property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Lancashire property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Lancashire Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a house in Lancashire. What should we expect a Lancashire House Survey to include?

Whether a house was built in 1703 or 2003, factors as varied as groundwater flooding or damp can create significant expense for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house'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. There is a real benefit in booking a Lancashire surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.



Building Surveys on houses

I am acquiring a poor condition period mid terrace property - is it necessary to order a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now reclassified as a Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if buying a non period Lancashire house of conventional construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. A RICS Building Survey is certainly the most relevant one to choose for the house mentioned. Subsequent to a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings a written report (pdf and written copy) will be sent to the prospective buyer running through comprehensive and notable insight in relation to the construction of the house. There will be several no go areas with the survey because a surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Lancashire house e.g. removing loft contents.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Lancashire Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Lancashire property will contain an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To be able to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer will take into account area knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there being no serious defects. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like brine mining activity, also being considered.

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