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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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Home Buyers Survey
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  • RICS surveyors in Portsmouth
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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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  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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Portsmouth

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Portsmouth

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Portsmouth) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Portsmouth

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Portsmouth and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Portsmouth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Portsmouth property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Portsmouth Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when buying an older property in Portsmouth? What impact will the building's architecture have on regular maintenance?

The age of a structure can concern buyers. Homes featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Portsmouth listed buildings, .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may be required. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Mention this to your Portsmouth surveyor for further advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home but are worried about insects - Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Pests like bed bugs may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Portsmouth. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Portsmouth Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report in Portsmouth will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the property's value your chartered surveyor will refer to experience of property in Portsmouth as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use other assumptions e.g. it is connected to mains services.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any significant legal issues such as there being no outstanding claims. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local area assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Portsmouth and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Portsmouth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Portsmouth property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Portsmouth Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when buying an older property in Portsmouth? What impact will the building's architecture have on regular maintenance?

The age of a structure can concern buyers. Homes featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Portsmouth listed buildings, .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may be required. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Mention this to your Portsmouth surveyor for further advice.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home but are worried about insects - Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Pests like bed bugs may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Portsmouth. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Portsmouth Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report in Portsmouth will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the property's value your chartered surveyor will refer to experience of property in Portsmouth as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use other assumptions e.g. it is connected to mains services.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any significant legal issues such as there being no outstanding claims. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local area assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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