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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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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
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Preston

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Preston

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Preston) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Preston

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Preston

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Stocks Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, PR2-on-Ribble, PR2

  • Building Survey
    Roebuck Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Preston and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Preston property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Preston property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Preston Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £109, 924 in the right area price to pay for a detached property in Preston in PR1 for and what will the qualified RICS surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Preston ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property such as the legality of extensions or whether there are any original features. It often helps to set against prices recorded in Preston for similar houses.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £115, 624, which is £5, 700 more than the amount you are paying and the flat/house average was £110, 220. 6, Churchfield, Fulwood, Preston, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8GS a detached house sold for £172, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate property valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a cottage. What effect will the property's rafter roof have on maintenance?

Many purchasers would like to own a unique or characterful property. A building's age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Property built using traditional methods can be a chore to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Preston's conservation areas. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. Contact your surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

Will a residential property with stone walls create more problems? Are there any major matters that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Preston and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Preston property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Preston property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Preston Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £109, 924 in the right area price to pay for a detached property in Preston in PR1 for and what will the qualified RICS surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Preston ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property such as the legality of extensions or whether there are any original features. It often helps to set against prices recorded in Preston for similar houses.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £115, 624, which is £5, 700 more than the amount you are paying and the flat/house average was £110, 220. 6, Churchfield, Fulwood, Preston, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8GS a detached house sold for £172, 000 .



The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate property valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a cottage. What effect will the property's rafter roof have on maintenance?

Many purchasers would like to own a unique or characterful property. A building's age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Property built using traditional methods can be a chore to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Preston's conservation areas. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. Contact your surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

Will a residential property with stone walls create more problems? Are there any major matters that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

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