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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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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the right choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leiston

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leiston

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Leiston) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leiston

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Leiston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Leiston property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Leiston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled house. Which problems should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include mould. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Maintenance tips include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Purchasers renovating

homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Leiston, you can contact local suppliers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Leiston? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Leiston and across the country, but the effect which rain has on Leiston houses is not given the attention it deserves by property buyers. One indication that downspouts are under performing is mildew in the attic. This can lead to cracked foundations and subsidence.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to repair. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Leiston Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Leiston.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a form of solid render. Typically it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Leiston Homebuyer Reports sometimes highlight defects such as when there is movement of the wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Leiston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Leiston property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Leiston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled house. Which problems should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include mould. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Maintenance tips include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Purchasers renovating



homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Leiston, you can contact local suppliers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Leiston? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Leiston and across the country, but the effect which rain has on Leiston houses is not given the attention it deserves by property buyers. One indication that downspouts are under performing is mildew in the attic. This can lead to cracked foundations and subsidence.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to repair. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Leiston Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Leiston.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a form of solid render. Typically it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Leiston Homebuyer Reports sometimes highlight defects such as when there is movement of the wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

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