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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.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Noak Hill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Noak Hill

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Noak Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Noak Hill

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Noak Hill and which is cheaper?

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

If the Noak Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Noak Hill property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Noak Hill property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Noak Hill Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Noak Hill and noticed that there is a 12mm crack above the windows in the kitchen, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence information does the Noak Hill Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension

In clay soil regions, a dry spell will lower the water table. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and causing movement. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees

should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Noak Hill surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause problems for the buyer? Are there specific defects to bear in mind, and what does the survey cover?

From Portland Fancy Beach Limestone to Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include spalling brick. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Noak Hill Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated house in Noak Hill which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Noak Hill Building Surveys frequently detail any number of problems for instance horizontal hairline cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when dampness enters below flashings that causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Noak Hill and which is cheaper?

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

If the Noak Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Noak Hill property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Noak Hill property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Noak Hill Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Noak Hill and noticed that there is a 12mm crack above the windows in the kitchen, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence information does the Noak Hill Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension

In clay soil regions, a dry spell will lower the water table. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and causing movement. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees



should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Noak Hill surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause problems for the buyer? Are there specific defects to bear in mind, and what does the survey cover?

From Portland Fancy Beach Limestone to Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include spalling brick. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Noak Hill Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated house in Noak Hill which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Noak Hill Building Surveys frequently detail any number of problems for instance horizontal hairline cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when dampness enters below flashings that causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

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