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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
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Madeley

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Madeley

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Madeley) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Madeley

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Madeley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Madeley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Madeley property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Madeley Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are planning to purchase it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; will the surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Madeley the surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include a visual check of exposed areas of the wiring on top of potential areas for concern such as checking the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (5 if renting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will my Property Survey look into this?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as cracked plaster. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Madeley might be a problem. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water accumulates in soil. This causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks to a corridor are an obvious sign of subsidence. Fortunately, these are in many cases benign. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Madeley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Madeley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Madeley property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Madeley Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are planning to purchase it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; will the surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Madeley the surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include a visual check of exposed areas of the wiring on top of potential areas for concern such as checking the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (5 if renting out).



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will my Property Survey look into this?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as cracked plaster. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Madeley might be a problem. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water accumulates in soil. This causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks to a corridor are an obvious sign of subsidence. Fortunately, these are in many cases benign. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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