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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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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
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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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What building survey is right for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lydiate

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lydiate

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Lydiate) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lydiate

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Lydiate and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Lydiate property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Lydiate property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Lydiate House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Lydiate subsidence may be a problem. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials contract and draw in water.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1710? Will the house's age be a concern?

A building's age can worry purchasers. Lydiate homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced. If you are uncertain, speak to the RICS surveyor for more detail. Built in the 16th century, Lydiate Hall in Lydiate is a fine example of a Medieval-period hall.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should damp weather have on a Lydiate home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that this issue is not given more thought by home buyers. One indication that gutters are at risk is spalling on walls around drainage, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Lydiate or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, if not neglected, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Lydiate and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Lydiate property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Lydiate property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Lydiate House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Lydiate subsidence may be a problem. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials contract and draw in water.



Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1710? Will the house's age be a concern?

A building's age can worry purchasers. Lydiate homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced. If you are uncertain, speak to the RICS surveyor for more detail. Built in the 16th century, Lydiate Hall in Lydiate is a fine example of a Medieval-period hall.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should damp weather have on a Lydiate home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that this issue is not given more thought by home buyers. One indication that gutters are at risk is spalling on walls around drainage, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Lydiate or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, if not neglected, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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