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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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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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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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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lavenham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lavenham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lavenham) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lavenham

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lavenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Lavenham property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Lavenham Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a property in Lavenham. Can my Lavenham Home Buyers Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as widening cracks. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently 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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What suggestions can you make for a residence built from handmade bricks? What impact do Lavenham environmental conditions have?

Lavenham brick-walled homes can be subject to distinct issues. For instance, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and should be taken very seriously. Contact McCann P J for a repairs estimate at 0161-480 2640 or 26 Eastcote Rd, Stockport, SK5 7NU.

Buyers in Lavenham should consider that a number of popular courses and methods are found in many homes built in this country. For example, Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern.

If the Lavenham 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.

Chimney stacks

On a Lavenham HomeBuyer Report what does 'E1' refer to?

One example would be a chimney cap which is obstructed, loose or missing (or even an incorrect type for the flue). These elements are inspected by eye with binoculars as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lavenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Lavenham property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Lavenham Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a property in Lavenham. Can my Lavenham Home Buyers Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as widening cracks. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently 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.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What suggestions can you make for a residence built from handmade bricks? What impact do Lavenham environmental conditions have?

Lavenham brick-walled homes can be subject to distinct issues. For instance, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and should be taken very seriously. Contact McCann P J for a repairs estimate at 0161-480 2640 or 26 Eastcote Rd, Stockport, SK5 7NU.

Buyers in Lavenham should consider that a number of popular courses and methods are found in many homes built in this country. For example, Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern.

If the Lavenham 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.

Chimney stacks

On a Lavenham HomeBuyer Report what does 'E1' refer to?

One example would be a chimney cap which is obstructed, loose or missing (or even an incorrect type for the flue). These elements are inspected by eye with binoculars as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

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