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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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  • RICS surveyors in Manchester
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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
  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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Manchester

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Manchester

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Manchester) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Manchester

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Charlestown Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M9

  • Building Survey
    Shillingten Close, Worsley, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M28

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Manchester and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Manchester property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Manchester property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Manchester Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a home close to Clayton Hall Moated Site , will this affect the property's value?

Clayton Hall Moated Site is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually increase the attractiveness of an area. Your surveyor will include many local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Manchester. Visit the English Heritage site for further details on Clayton Hall Moated Site.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Manchester? Will the surveyor report on this? Where there is damage, what should we do?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which heavy rainfall has on buildings in Manchester is usually overlooked. If you have visited the residence in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This could then result in overflowing or blocked sewage.

The good news is that drainage problems are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older converted stable in Manchester. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some buyers in Manchester would like to own a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can often be problematic, and Property employing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may be required. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information. Built in the 15th century, Chethams School, Hall in Manchester is a fine example of a Medieval-period college.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Manchester and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Manchester property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Manchester property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Manchester Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a home close to Clayton Hall Moated Site , will this affect the property's value?

Clayton Hall Moated Site is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually increase the attractiveness of an area. Your surveyor will include many local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Manchester. Visit the English Heritage site for further details on Clayton Hall Moated Site.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Manchester? Will the surveyor report on this? Where there is damage, what should we do?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which heavy rainfall has on buildings in Manchester is usually overlooked. If you have visited the residence in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This could then result in overflowing or blocked sewage.

The good news is that drainage problems are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older converted stable in Manchester. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some buyers in Manchester would like to own a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can often be problematic, and Property employing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may be required. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information. Built in the 15th century, Chethams School, Hall in Manchester is a fine example of a Medieval-period college.

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    By Martin Tate November 30th, 2012

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    By Stewart Heasman November 6th, 2012

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