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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lichfield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lichfield

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Lichfield) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard property such as wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lichfield

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Hillcrest, Shute Hill, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

  • Building Survey
    The Leasowe, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Lichfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Lichfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Lichfield property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Lichfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we intend to lease, it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Lichfield survey report on the electrical system?

During a Lichfield Homebuyer Report the surveyor will typically add detail on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in an unsafe condition. This will include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of the superficial parts of the wiring as well as things like examining the category of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Lichfield.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Lichfield property. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the bathroom wall, to complete structural failure. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a property in the region Lichfield D C Christian Fields Landfill Site near Off Eastern Avenue and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including hazardous waste material. Thousands of sites affect many thousands of people in the UK including Lichfield. Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Lichfield will flag up structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Lichfield Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Lichfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Lichfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Lichfield property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Lichfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we intend to lease, it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Lichfield survey report on the electrical system?

During a Lichfield Homebuyer Report the surveyor will typically add detail on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in an unsafe condition. This will include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of the superficial parts of the wiring as well as things like examining the category of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Lichfield.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Lichfield property. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the bathroom wall, to complete structural failure. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a property in the region Lichfield D C Christian Fields Landfill Site near Off Eastern Avenue and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including hazardous waste material. Thousands of sites affect many thousands of people in the UK including Lichfield. Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Lichfield will flag up structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and Lichfield Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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