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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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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Openshaw

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Openshaw

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Openshaw) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Openshaw

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Openshaw and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Openshaw property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Openshaw property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Openshaw Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about vermin - What can we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Openshaw property may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for vermin may include removal of infected furniture. The property surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty? I am buying a home in Openshaw. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with subsidence being a common example. In Openshaw's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a Openshaw surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I would need to verify when purchasing a converted flat in Openshaw in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Openshaw are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation they have with the building and its value. House prices tends to be more than prices outside the area due to them being in good order. However a growing number have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

RICS surveyors are trained to inform you if the planned purchase might be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Unapproved changes that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Openshaw and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Openshaw property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Openshaw property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Openshaw Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about vermin - What can we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Openshaw property may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for vermin may include removal of infected furniture. The property surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty? I am buying a home in Openshaw. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with subsidence being a common example. In Openshaw's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a Openshaw surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I would need to verify when purchasing a converted flat in Openshaw in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Openshaw are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation they have with the building and its value. House prices tends to be more than prices outside the area due to them being in good order. However a growing number have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

RICS surveyors are trained to inform you if the planned purchase might be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Unapproved changes that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

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