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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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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
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  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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lancaster

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lancaster

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lancaster) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lancaster

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Park View, Hornby Road, Wray, LA2

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Water Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Lancaster and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Lancaster property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Lancaster property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Lancaster House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we need to check out if intending to buy a home in Lancaster near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Surveyors in Lancaster are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and any bearing may have with the building and its value. Property Prices will be higher because of conservation areas being in good order.

Surveyors will advise you whether the location might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised by your legal adviser. Unauthorised adjustments to the building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer. Marsh & Co are based in 22 Sun Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1ER will be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 01524 68102

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Lancaster. What advice would you give? Does brick decay faster in Lancaster weather?

Brick Lancaster conversions will indicate distinct issues. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Green Steve at Lilac Cottage/Fryern Ct Rd, Burgate, Fordingbridge, SP6 1LZ should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07944 572460.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornate Della Robbia bond paving, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence is a problem. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear quickly may suggest movement and subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Lancaster and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Lancaster property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Lancaster property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Lancaster House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we need to check out if intending to buy a home in Lancaster near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Surveyors in Lancaster are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and any bearing may have with the building and its value. Property Prices will be higher because of conservation areas being in good order.

Surveyors will advise you whether the location might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of the Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised by your legal adviser. Unauthorised adjustments to the building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer. Marsh & Co are based in 22 Sun Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1ER will be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 01524 68102

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Lancaster. What advice would you give? Does brick decay faster in Lancaster weather?

Brick Lancaster conversions will indicate distinct issues. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Green Steve at Lilac Cottage/Fryern Ct Rd, Burgate, Fordingbridge, SP6 1LZ should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07944 572460.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornate Della Robbia bond paving, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence is a problem. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear quickly may suggest movement and subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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