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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Long Melford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Long Melford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Long Melford) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Long Melford

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Long Melford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Long Melford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Long Melford property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Long Melford Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Long Melford? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact high levels of rainfall can have on your property is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. If you have only seen the property in good weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. This can lead to hazardous mould.

Whether buying in Long Melford or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a residential property partially constructed stone. Which related issues should we consider?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Stainton Sandstone to Totternhoe Limestone. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled properties in Long Melford.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. Purchasers renovating properties in Long Melford should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Long Melford, you can contact local suppliers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence has been worth checking. Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence issues will the home survey investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Long Melford. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Long Melford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Long Melford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Long Melford property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Long Melford Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Long Melford? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact high levels of rainfall can have on your property is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. If you have only seen the property in good weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. This can lead to hazardous mould.

Whether buying in Long Melford or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a residential property partially constructed stone. Which related issues should we consider?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Stainton Sandstone to Totternhoe Limestone. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled properties in Long Melford.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. Purchasers renovating properties in Long Melford should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Long Melford, you can contact local suppliers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence has been worth checking. Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence issues will the home survey investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Long Melford. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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