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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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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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Which Home Survey should I choose for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Old Swan

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Old Swan

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Old Swan) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option for non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Old Swan

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Old Swan and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Old Swan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Old Swan property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Old Swan Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any things we should consider if intending to buy a building in Old Swan inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local councils. Your surveyor need to possess local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection they have on the property and its value. Prices is generally inflated because of them being in their original state.

Surveyors will note whether the property is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic modifications that do not

have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your conveyancer.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we are hoping to lease, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a Old Swan survey advise the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in Old Swan a RICS surveyor should usually make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a poor state. A Surveyor should also report back on potential areas for concern such as confirming the condition of fitted appliances such as water heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise a PIR be conducted every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a maisonette close to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert rubbish. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include complex organic chemicals .

Building Surveys and valuations in Old Swan will note any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Liverpool Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Old Swan and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Old Swan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Old Swan property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Old Swan Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any things we should consider if intending to buy a building in Old Swan inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local councils. Your surveyor need to possess local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection they have on the property and its value. Prices is generally inflated because of them being in their original state.

Surveyors will note whether the property is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic modifications that do not



have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your conveyancer.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we are hoping to lease, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a Old Swan survey advise the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in Old Swan a RICS surveyor should usually make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a poor state. A Surveyor should also report back on potential areas for concern such as confirming the condition of fitted appliances such as water heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise a PIR be conducted every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a maisonette close to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert rubbish. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include complex organic chemicals .

Building Surveys and valuations in Old Swan will note any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Liverpool Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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