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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.

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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Locks Heath

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Locks Heath

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Locks Heath) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option for non standard , for example timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Locks Heath

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Locks Heath and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Locks Heath property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Locks Heath property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Locks Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Locks Heath houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Does a Building Survey discuss soil composition the report, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for home owners. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to soil movement, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Locks Heath home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building

Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Parcels of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a flat in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks include chemicals like dioxins .

Homebuyer reports in Locks Heath will find structural defects connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Fareham Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we intend to lease it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Locks Heath Homebuyer Report write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Locks Heath Homebuyer Report the surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. The RICS surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like ascertaining the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Locks Heath and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Locks Heath property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Locks Heath property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Locks Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Locks Heath houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Does a Building Survey discuss soil composition the report, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for home owners. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to soil movement, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Locks Heath home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building



Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Parcels of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a flat in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks include chemicals like dioxins .

Homebuyer reports in Locks Heath will find structural defects connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Fareham Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we intend to lease it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Locks Heath Homebuyer Report write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Locks Heath Homebuyer Report the surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. The RICS surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like ascertaining the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

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