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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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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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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Martlesham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Martlesham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Martlesham) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Martlesham

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Martlesham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Martlesham property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Martlesham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Martlesham Property Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement,

the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor give details on the safety of the gas installations?

The surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures like fixed external ventilation hearths. The gas fittings won't actually be taken off. Gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords have to commission appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Martlesham house and the seller has told us that it has been built with stone. Are there any defects that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a Grade II listed building should consider that appropriate maintenance methods and goods are used. Issues including staining affect many stone-walled houses in Martlesham. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Purchasers renovating houses in Martlesham should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Martlesham, you can contact local suppliers.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Martlesham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Martlesham property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Martlesham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Martlesham Property Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement,



the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor give details on the safety of the gas installations?

The surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures like fixed external ventilation hearths. The gas fittings won't actually be taken off. Gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords have to commission appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Martlesham house and the seller has told us that it has been built with stone. Are there any defects that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a Grade II listed building should consider that appropriate maintenance methods and goods are used. Issues including staining affect many stone-walled houses in Martlesham. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Purchasers renovating houses in Martlesham should be aware that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Martlesham, you can contact local suppliers.

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