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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.

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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
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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lightwater

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lightwater

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lightwater) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lightwater

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Lightwater and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Lightwater property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Lightwater property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Lightwater House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our surveyor in Lightwater check when the house is surveyed?

This often causes anxiety for buyers in Lightwaterwho have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes may be exposed to difficulties with the roof. From dormers to ridge flashing, the roof structure as a whole will be considered. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Lightwater, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this house in Lightwater appears to have several cracks. What are the possible consequences? Does brick decay faster in Lightwater weather?

Brick-walled Lightwater property can be subject to distinct issues, such as inadequate damp-proofing. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with repair advice also supplied. An issue of particular concern is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Quigley M at Grayford/Winsor La, Winsor, Southampton, SO40 2HG on 023 8081 1063.

One example is Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

If the Lightwater 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be asbestos coatings spayed on beams in existence at the house. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a harmful material formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types may be in building materials such as boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay. On no account endeavour to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Lightwater HomeBuyer report. They will mention possible asbestos during the survey and will offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Lightwater and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Lightwater property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Lightwater property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Lightwater House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our surveyor in Lightwater check when the house is surveyed?

This often causes anxiety for buyers in Lightwaterwho have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes may be exposed to difficulties with the roof. From dormers to ridge flashing, the roof structure as a whole will be considered. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Lightwater, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Sussex bond brick on this house in Lightwater appears to have several cracks. What are the possible consequences? Does brick decay faster in Lightwater weather?

Brick-walled Lightwater property can be subject to distinct issues, such as inadequate damp-proofing. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with repair advice also supplied. An issue of particular concern is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Quigley M at Grayford/Winsor La, Winsor, Southampton, SO40 2HG on 023 8081 1063.

One example is Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

If the Lightwater 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be asbestos coatings spayed on beams in existence at the house. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a harmful material formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types may be in building materials such as boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay. On no account endeavour to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Lightwater HomeBuyer report. They will mention possible asbestos during the survey and will offer advice.

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