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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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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oldham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oldham

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Oldham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oldham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Oldham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Oldham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Oldham property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Oldham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Oldham property, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. Chimney stacks are reviewed visually using binoculars where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection. A chimney which is not continuous through the roof or loft space, for example, is included in Section E.

Damaged Render

What will the Oldham Surveyor look out for on a stucco regency detached house in Oldham which we wish to buy.

Stucco is just a type of render. Normally stucco is layered over brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly aesthetic and is/was found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Oldham sometimes focus on defects e.g. trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems. Other potential problems may involve attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Re-covering problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

For a local expert contact Red Rock Building Ltd, 13, Prospect Drive, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0WX Tel. 07956 626616

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Oldham. Is there a flood risk, and will the residential surveyor investigate any flooding?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Oldham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Oldham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Oldham property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Oldham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Oldham property, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. Chimney stacks are reviewed visually using binoculars where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection. A chimney which is not continuous through the roof or loft space, for example, is included in Section E.



Damaged Render

What will the Oldham Surveyor look out for on a stucco regency detached house in Oldham which we wish to buy.

Stucco is just a type of render. Normally stucco is layered over brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly aesthetic and is/was found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Oldham sometimes focus on defects e.g. trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems. Other potential problems may involve attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Re-covering problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

For a local expert contact Red Rock Building Ltd, 13, Prospect Drive, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0WX Tel. 07956 626616

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Oldham. Is there a flood risk, and will the residential surveyor investigate any flooding?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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