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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.

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  • 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.

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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
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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Moston

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Moston

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Moston) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Moston

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Moston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Moston property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Moston property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Moston Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I should on guard for if purchasing a converted house in Moston inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by the local authority. Surveyors in Moston need to have knowledge of local area issues and the connection they have with the building and its value. House prices are typically greater which is down to them being largely unspoilt

Property surveyors are expected advise whether the building might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted by your conveyancer. Unconsented changes to the building may be commented on but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a home in Moston and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Moston Surveyor examine?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Moston homes. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Moston, and can a Moston home surveyor inquire into possible water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a residence through several routes, including window frames. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Moston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Moston property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Moston property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Moston Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I should on guard for if purchasing a converted house in Moston inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by the local authority. Surveyors in Moston need to have knowledge of local area issues and the connection they have with the building and its value. House prices are typically greater which is down to them being largely unspoilt

Property surveyors are expected advise whether the building might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted by your conveyancer. Unconsented changes to the building may be commented on but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a home in Moston and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Moston Surveyor examine?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Moston homes. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Moston, and can a Moston home surveyor inquire into possible water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a residence through several routes, including window frames. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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