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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.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • 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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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What building survey is the correct choice for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Old Town

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Old Town

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Old Town) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Old Town

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Old Town and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Old Town property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Old Town property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Old Town Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of white asbestos flooring materials at the house. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Old Town go into it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material.

All forms (including white) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos and should offer advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Old Town house? Will my HomeBuyer Report look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific issues include soil swelling. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like a hard-to-open bathroom door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Old Town surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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.

Building Surveys on houses

I'm unsure about the reason to get the full structural survey if purchasing a un-loved terraced property in Old Town rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Regularly described as the Full Structural Survey by many, this survey is now defunct and has actually been given a new name by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if buying a 60 year old or less Old Town house of typical construction materials. The Building Survey is the most appropriate choice for the house described. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of the accessible parts, a written report is sent to the prospective buyer going through thorough and frequently critical advice about the construction and uses of the property. There are certain provisos exist with a Building Survey - a surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the house or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Old Town and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Old Town property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Old Town property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Old Town Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of white asbestos flooring materials at the house. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Old Town go into it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material.

All forms (including white) are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos and should offer advice.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Old Town house? Will my HomeBuyer Report look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific issues include soil swelling. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like a hard-to-open bathroom door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Old Town surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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.

Building Surveys on houses

I'm unsure about the reason to get the full structural survey if purchasing a un-loved terraced property in Old Town rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Regularly described as the Full Structural Survey by many, this survey is now defunct and has actually been given a new name by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if buying a 60 year old or less Old Town house of typical construction materials. The Building Survey is the most appropriate choice for the house described. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of the accessible parts, a written report is sent to the prospective buyer going through thorough and frequently critical advice about the construction and uses of the property. There are certain provisos exist with a Building Survey - a surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the house or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

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