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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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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Potswood

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Potswood

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Potswood) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Potswood

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Potswood property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Potswood property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Potswood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a building in the region a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include heavy metals .

Potswood RICS surveyors will note structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Richmondshire Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Traditionally built property

I am buying a renovated farmhouse. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many buyers in Potswood have considered buying a house with personality, like a cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can often be problematic. Structures built with traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Potswood home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To estimate the valuation your surveyor will pair local Potswood market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also examine style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no expensive legal issues e.g. your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Potswood conjectures, like services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Potswood property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Potswood property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Potswood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a building in the region a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include heavy metals .

Potswood RICS surveyors will note structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Richmondshire Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Traditionally built property

I am buying a renovated farmhouse. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many buyers in Potswood have considered buying a house with personality, like a cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can often be problematic. Structures built with traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Potswood home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To estimate the valuation your surveyor will pair local Potswood market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also examine style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no expensive legal issues e.g. your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Potswood conjectures, like services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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