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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.

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
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Niton

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Niton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Niton) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Niton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Niton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Niton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Niton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Niton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does the Niton HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Patches of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a building survey look for indications of flood damage, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Niton and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and the value of a home in Niton in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am interested to purchase I think we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets - will a Homebuyer Report in Niton report on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in Niton your surveyor should usually remark on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous state. A Chartered surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like looking at any external or remote installations like garage power. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should be part of the survey in Niton .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Niton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Niton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Niton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Niton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does the Niton HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Patches of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Damage resulting from flooding

Does a building survey look for indications of flood damage, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Niton and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and the value of a home in Niton in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am interested to purchase I think we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets - will a Homebuyer Report in Niton report on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in Niton your surveyor should usually remark on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous state. A Chartered surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like looking at any external or remote installations like garage power. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should be part of the survey in Niton .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

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